Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

The core program is centered around paid work

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Unformatted text preview: a national park in the Florida Everglades, public safety objectives are addressed through the physical and staff security of the program. Public safety in the postprogram phase of the program is addressed by preventative efforts to continue programmatic activities once these youth return to their home communities. The core program is centered around paid work experience, as well as unpaid community service, in which young offenders work with national park staff in maintenance and restoration of portions of the Loxahatchee wildlife preserve. Educational curricula emphasizing environmental preservation and environmental career exploration is incorporated around this competency building experience. Accountability to victims is addressed by direct payments deducted from offender paychecks (or payment into a victim's fund when original victims cannot be located) and the program is beginning to incorporate victim awareness classes and victim panels. Finally, in articulating such untraditional performance obje...
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