Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

It does this by articulating three system goals

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Unformatted text preview: nd reintegration; and 3) enhanced community safety and security. It does this by articulating three system goals directed toward the three primary “client/customers” of the system -- the victim, the offender, and the community (see Figure 2). These system goals, which also govern the response to each offense, are: accountability; competency development; community protection. The overarching goal of “balance” suggests that policies and programs should seek to address each of the three goals in each case and that system balance should be pursued as managers seek to allocate resources to meet needs and achieve goals associated with each client/customer. Balance suggests that no one objective can take precedence over any other without creating a system that is “out of balance” and implies that efforts to achieve one goal (e.g., community protection) should not hinder efforts to achieve other goals. Values associated with each customer and each goal are shown in Figure 2. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 11 Rethinking the business of juvenile justice:* • If the source of the problem of delinquency is in the community, family, schools, why do all casework strategies target only individual offenders for chan...
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