Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

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Unformatted text preview: urrent practices under each of the goals: To what extent is the system effective in restoring victims, producing more competent offenders and enhancing public safety? To what extent are policies and practices consistent with the values of restorative justice? What gaps exist in current programming? To what extent are community groups and crime victims involved in the juvenile justice system? The “Customers of Juvenile Justice ‘Yardsticks’” in Appendix II provide benchmarks for an assessment of how well a juvenile justice system is meeting the needs of its three customers. Appendix III, “How Are We Doing,” provides a basic framework for a straightforward assessment of consistency with restorative justice goals that can be used for “baseline” measurement as well as to gauge progress in implementation over time. Suggested Action Steps. The complexity of juvenile justice requires that reform efforts be carefully planned, deliberate and include input from staff as well as all other stakeholders in the system and the community. The Balanced and Restorative Justice model is not a “program”....
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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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