Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

It is increasingly apparent that current policies

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Unformatted text preview: treatment mission and the retributive justice framework. It is increasingly apparent that current policies, programs, and organizational structures in juvenile justice systems may be incompatible with the achievement of basic sanctioning, retributive, public safety, and victim restoration goals. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 10 V. A Balanced Approach Mission in a Restorative Framework Previous efforts to reform the juvenile justice system have brought about positive changes including increased due process protections for juveniles, improved classification and risk assessment, and smaller, less crowded residential facilities. These reforms in the structure and process of offender treatment have done little however to change the content of intervention. New programs such as those focused on creative service, work experience, and decision making skills have occasionally provided innovation and suggested directions for altering the context of intervention. Unfortunately, however, most new programs follow trends and fads in juvenile justice and are...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 4230 taught by Professor Derekallen during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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