Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

The primary goal of the steering committee is to

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Unformatted text preview: actices, to determine scope and quality of those policies and practices, and to set short and long term benchmarks for program development, policy reform, and value and cultural change consistent with the reform. The primary goal of the steering committee is to ensure the success of initial pilot efforts and to promote strategic expansion. This group should be involved in the initial diagnostic process and in ongoing assessment to ensure that existing programs and practices are incorporating the principles and values of the new philosophy and mission and that no new programs are added which are inconsistent with or do not meet the objectives of the mission. (4) Engage juvenile justice staff and decision makers in values clarification, consensus building, assessment and goal definition. Although the goals and objectives of the Balanced and Restorative Justice model appeal to common values, terms such as accountability and community protection can be interpreted in many different ways. Juvenile justice managers and the steering committee must take the time to carefully present the model to other...
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