Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

To reduce placement of delinquent youth in costly

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Unformatted text preview: rograms. To reduce placement of delinquent youth in costly residential treatment facilities, Carver County Court Services in Chaska, Minnesota, in collaboration with the state Department of Corrections and a local educational cooperative, has developed a community service program, STS Plus, which combines making amends for harm by serving the community with competency building objectives based on an individual educational plan. A program in Elkhart, Indiana, created by the Center for Community Justice requires older juveniles, who may have previously failed in the system and risk continuing their negative behavior into adulthood, to develop a contract for making amends. The contract routinely involves restitution to the victim, voluntary service as symbolic restitution to the community, and specific self improvement activities, and may also include face-to-face mediation with the victim. In high crime, urban neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, serious juvenile offenders in the Community Intensive Supervision Program (CISP), work with local residents and program staff on creative community service projects which meet needs identified by local organi...
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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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