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Table 2 illustrates the vast disparity between the economic losses associated with four common crimes and the amount expended to incarcerate the offender
The alternative programs are starting to work. County employees are seeing fewer children go through the justice system and end up in cell blocks. "It hasn't been incredibly significant but it has made a difference,” Merriwether said. “I think they're seeing a very good response from that program from the community as well as the fact that those juveniles are not coming back."
The National Police Agency plans to introduce a restorative justice system for minor offenses involving juveniles, under which there will be provision for direct dialogue between offenders and victims. It is hoped that the system will prove effective in preventing juveniles from becoming repeat offenders.
There is nothing like YRAP, anywhere. It's the world's only youth justice committee that deals with crimes motivated by racial or ethnic hatred. All of its 50 or so members are between 12 and 24. And about a third first encountered YRAP when they themselves were facing charges.
Yellow Medicine County is expanding a restorative justice program that brings together juvenile offenders and community members in an effort to resolve issues outside of the courtroom. Circle sentencing, one of many types of restorative justice, brings together community members, victims and offenders to talk through problems and help offenders find the right path.
Experts agree that colleges have improved campus safety over the past 20 years. Shuttle vans, escorts, call boxes and electronic ID for dorm access were once standard only at a few schools. And where unarmed night watchmen used to stroll the grounds, today many campuses employ armed security guards with police-academy training. In the post-9/11 era and in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, vigilance is at an all-time high, and most students say they feel safe. However, many security experts believe schools still have a way to go.
All staff received training over the summer and last week in how to deal with students suffering from post-traumatic stress, "de-escalate" confrontations, and use restorative justice, which includes making amends for wrongdoing.
I believe all of these people should be expected to make amends for their wrong doings. I fully believe in the process of restorative justice which is part of Gandhi’s belief in Satyagraha.
Mack has consulted with Emory University religion professor Thee Smith about how a reconciliation approach would fit into hate crime sentences. Smith, who helped found Southern Truth and Reconciliation, which explores human rights abuses and advocates for restorative justice, is a firm believer in community or group conferencing.
When the Chicago School Board passed a Student Code of Conduct on June 27 that made “restorative justice” a central approach to school discipline, a coalition of Chicago students, parents and educators celebrated a step forward in a four-year-long organizing campaign.
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