Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

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Unformatted text preview: ope for preserving a separate justice system for juveniles. This document outlines an alternative philosophy, restorative justice, and a new mission, the balanced approach, which require that juvenile justice systems devote attention to making amends to victims and the community, increasing offender competencies, and protecting the public, through processes in which offenders, victims and the community are all active participants. A Balanced and Restorative Justice model provides a framework for systemic reform and offers hope for preserving and revitalizing the juvenile justice system. Implementing this new approach involves developing a new mission and goals for juvenile justice, reallocating resources, redesigning job descriptions, developing new reporting measures and data collection systems to monitor effectiveness, giving priority to new programs and practices, and developing new roles for victims, citizens, and offenders in the justice process. Implementation must begin with consensus building among key stakeholders and testing with small pilot projects to develop the model. This evolutionar...
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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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