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NCJ Number: NCJ 181244     Find in a Library
Title: Toolbox for Implementing Restorative Justice and Advancing Community Policing
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Caroline G. Nicholl
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Victims of Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 105
  Annotation: This document explains the seven basic ingredients of restorative justice to help police agencies that are interested in starting a new restorative justice program to understand the issues that need attention before a program can start operation.
Abstract: The introduction notes that restorative justice is a new approach without a standard blueprint and that each program will be unique and will evolve over time. In addition, gaining acceptance of restorative justice in a retributive climate is likely to be thwarted unless the values and principles are understood and properly applied. In addition, a poorly planned program may merely modify or replicate the traditional criminal justice system; obstacles will exist simply because restorative justice is so different from the traditional system. The toolbox is intended to help people avoid the pitfalls and avail themselves of the opportunities in establishing a restorative justice program. Individual sections outline the seven basic ingredients needed to design and implement restorative justice. These ingredients are (1) the values of restorative justice, (2) addressing victims' needs, (3) holding offenders to account, (4) building community capacity, (5) developing a program, (6) benchmarks for evaluation, and (7) unresolved issues. The sections do not specifically distinguished between three models: victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing, and circles. Checklists, figures, and reference notes
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Program planning ; Mediation ; Police reform ; Correctional reform ; Policing innovation ; Dispute Settlement/Resolution ; Sentencing reform ; Victim-offender reconciliation ; Family conferencing
Sponsoring Agency: US Department of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 98-CK-WX-0059
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: COPS Publication: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
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