Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Public safety is best achieved by collaborative

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Unformatted text preview: toring are the best strategies to protect the public. Community-based risk management viewed as ineffective for most offenders. Public safety is best achieved by collaborative efforts of justice systems and community groups to develop preventive capacity. Incarceration is a limited, expensive, and a “last resort” solution for most offenders; structuring offenders' time and providing a clear continuum of sanctions and incentives provide best approach. The public has a right to a safe and secure community. The community has a responsibility to actively promote healing and restoration. Performance Objectives Number of offenders incarcerated and detained; reduced recidivism through deterrence or threat of incarceration. Reduced recidivism, especially while offenders are under supervision in the community; increase in citizen feelings of safety and confidence in the juvenile justice system; creation of community “guardians” and improved preventive capacity of schools, families and community agencies; increase in offender bonding and reintegration; direct involvem...
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