Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Programs emphasizing work experience active learning

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Unformatted text preview: s with some potential direct benefit to others--which also provide opportunities for them to increase their own skills. Programs emphasizing work experience, active learning, and service (see Table V) provide opportunities for skill building, positive interaction between youth and conventional adults, earning money, and a chance for delinquent youth to “practice” being competent in new roles. By allowing offenders to give something back to the community and demonstrate that they are capable of positive behavior, these experiences may also potentially change the public image of offenders from liability to resource. To develop a legitimate identity, young people must gain a sense that they are useful, that they belong to their community and conventional groups within it, that can make meaningful contributions, and that they have some power over what happens to them. Cognitive interventions such as anger management, decision making skill training, and cognitive restructuring provide a needed supplement to experie...
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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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