Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

The offender hisher family or community surrogates a

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Unformatted text preview: ignificant portions of the day and evenings. @ Family Group Conferences - In these conferences, based on the traditions of the Maori people of New Zealand, the victim and his/her supporters are given the opportunity to speak of how they have been affected by the crime and to condemn the criminal behavior but not the juvenile offender. The offender, his/her family or community surrogates, a trained facilitator/mediator, and the victim then participate in designing appropriate ways for the offender to repair the harm and make amends to victim and the community. This begins a reintegrative process for the delinquent in which members of the family and community take responsibility for monitoring offender compliance and facilitating victim and community healing. @ Victim Offender Meetings - The Victim Restoration Program of the Dakota County (MN) Community Corrections Department provides opportunities for crime victims to meet face-toface with the juvenile offender(s) who violated them. They are able to talk about the offense and its full impact and to develop a plan for restoring...
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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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