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Lindsey's Lack Of Restorative Justice

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Lindsey is a 13 year old African-American female who was arrested for the second time for retail theft. The first offense Lindsey received was a misdemeanor, when the 2nd arrest occurred and she was charged with a class 4 felony. The first time Lindsey was arrested it was from stealing two shirts and a necklace . The Second time, most current is from stealing 3 rings, two necklaces and a par of pants that she put on under her jeans. She had been stealing since the age of 11 almost every weekend. There was no peer pressure from her friends because she was initiating the act to her friends. These charges are going to forever deem her as "untrustworthy", her teachers already treat her differently because of her family situation. Lindsey comes…show more content…
For Lindsey she needs psychological help and realization of why she steals, because she comes from a high income household she does not steal for means of survival. Her father needs to be actively and positive involvement in her restorative justice process in order for it to be completely successful. Lindsey needs to be educated on her crimes and what are the possibilities if she doesn’t go down that route. Since Lindsey has a passion she needs to embraced it into her program and the program needs to included possible connections to he passion in order to created a stake of conformity. Restorative justice programs will help Lindsey not become a Chronic…show more content…
This program is strictly a non punishment program to avoid the creation of any negative labeling towards the juvenile. These juveniles will not be exposed to any experiences like scared straight programs for possible labeling theory complications. This program will place juveniles in an art therapy program. This program will allow expression growth and realization of why the crimes committed on a psychological level. All art work mediums, fashion, painting, music and sculpture, created in this program will be sold at event specially ran by the offenders with the help of their positive roles models, this role models will be in constant contact with these juveniles before, during and after program events. Education will be provided to the juveniles to explain the repercussions of their actions and the results of another offence. Education will also be proved to the parents/guardians to improve the home situation and how to help the juvenile take on the restorative justice program in full force.
Pre-program assessments must be completed for every juvenile to be place in this restorative justice program. Assessments will be taken often during and after the programs completion. The initial assessment will be a set in place to gather background information on the juveniles family/community situation, and continuous mental, physical and
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