Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

When an offense occurs an obligation to victims

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Unformatted text preview: ity is to victims and is defined as making amends to victims and the community. When an offense occurs, an obligation to victims incurs. Victims have the right to be actively involved in the justice process (i.e., to be present, informed, and compensated). Performance Objectives Number of offenders punished; swiftness, certainty, and severity of punishment. Number and proportion of victims restored; number and proportion of victims involved; amount of restitution paid and community service hours worked per amount ordered; offenders made aware of harm due to their offense (hopefully experience remorse); victim satisfaction; number of reparative settlement agreements negotiated and completed; promptness and quality of completion of restorative requirements; quality of service work and quality of overall process. Priorities Practice Incarceration; electronic monitoring; required treatment; punitive fines and fees. Restitution; victim-offender mediation (when appropriate); victim impact panels and awareness education...
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