Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Mutual responsibility between individual and

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Unformatted text preview: ion than it was before the crime occurred. Mutual responsibility between individual and community is the loom on which the fabric of community is woven. Crime represents a failure of responsibility - sometimes on the part of the community, as well as offenders and their families. Using the balanced mission and restorative justice framework, communities and their juvenile justice systems can begin to interrupt the cycle of isolation and disconnectedness among community members while sending a clear message about accountability to youth and the community and the need to reestablish mutual responsibility. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 7 Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 8 IV. Beyond Individual Treatment and Retributive Juvenile Justice Traditionally, any group of agencies referred to as a “justice” system has been charged with addressing three needs. These needs, which provide the basic rationale for government intervention into the lives of citizens, are: the need to sanction crime; the need to support offender rehabilitat...
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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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