Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

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Unformatted text preview: ng outcomes and for problem solving? Source: Adapted from A. Howard Zehr, Changing Lenses (1990). Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 48 Appendix III How Do We Know It When We See It? Gauging Implementation of the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model The goals of the Balanced Approach and Restorative Justice are straightforward. Objective outcome measures can be developed to determine if offenders increase competency, if victims are restored and experience justice, and if communities feel safer and are involved in the system. But how do we know if current practices and policies are likely to produce these positive outcomes? The following questions can help juvenile justice administrators and staff gauge progress in implementing those practices and policies that are most likely to produce competent offenders, satisfied victims, and a safe and secure community. Since “we are what we measure” in juvenile justice, one of the most critical gauges of progress in implementing the BRJ model is whether or not success in achieving the three goals is monitored regularly. How “Balan...
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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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