Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

The role of the juvenile justice professional in this

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Unformatted text preview: mmunity members, and victims play active roles in the reintegrative process and that each of these groups also become targets of service and intervention. The role of the juvenile justice professional in this process is to create opportunities for youth to demonstrate competence and to build the preventive capacity of families and community “socializing” institutions -- such as schools, places of work, civic organizations, and churches -- which are ultimately responsible for the conventional transition of youth into productive citizens. The role of the community is to provide juveniles with access to roles and activities which allow them to practice and demonstrate competent behavior and support offenders in reintegrative efforts to ensure the positive development of youth. Families may take the lead in this effort, and may themselves also be targeted for competency development interventions such as parenting skills training. Younger siblings may benefit from these programs and may also learn by example from restorative sanctioning efforts. Balanced and Restorative Justice for Juveniles 35 Table VII New Roles in the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model Sanctioning through Accountability Rehabilitation through C...
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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.

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