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rehabilitative goals is left to professionals; offenders, victims, and citizens remain on the sideline
as spectators or passive participants. Juvenile justice caseworkers, for example, are responsible
for providing treatment and services; judges and prosecutors determine appropriate punishment;
and law enforcement, with the assistance of juvenile justice staff who provide control over
offenders in secure settings and surveillance in community settings, are given primary
responsibility for public safety. Neither the retributive justice framework nor the individual
treatment mission has allowed policy makers to articulate meaningful, active roles for the
community, victims and offenders in the process.
Perhaps the most important aspect of the Balanced and Restorative Justice model is its challenge
to all of us - victims, offenders, citizens and professionals - to rethink our responsibilities in the
response to juvenile crime. First, we must recognize that we each have a central role in
accomplishing the goals of meaningful sanctioning, rehabilitation through competency
Balanced and Restorative Justice for...
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- Spring '10