Restorative Justice in the 21st Century

You are responsible for your crime and capable of

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Unformatted text preview: Your actions have consequences; you have wronged someone or the community through your offense. You are responsible for your crime and capable of restoring the victim or repaying the damages. VICTIM Our only concern is the needs of the offender. Our first concern is to make offenders suffer the con-sequences of their crime. You will benefit because the offender will be removed from the community. The juvenile justice system believes you are important and will do its best to ensure that to the degree possible the offender repays the debt incurred to you from the crime. COMMUNITY We will do our best to rehabilitate offenders through providing appropriate treatment and services. Highly trained professionals will solve the problem-leave it to us. We will do our best to protect you by isolating offenders from the community and will send a message through severe punishment to would-be of-fenders that crime will not be tolerated. Threats are the best way to control behavior. Requiring offenders to repay victims a...
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