Restorative Justice Model

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Implementing Restorative Justice Proposal: for the purposes of considering another course of action to court sentencing of juveniles indicted with criminal acts. I. Inadequacies and deficiencies with the present justice system A. Justice Goals are based on Retributive model as opposed to Restorative 1. Trend to sentencing 2. Lack of Offender accountability 3. Neglect of victims B. Benefits to Restorative Justice Model 1. Makes the offender take more responsibility for their part and helps the offender see the effects of their crimes 2. Provides victim and community with a sense of justice 3. Lowers the cost of incarceration 4. Emphasizes that crime is an act of one person on another not just against the State…show more content…
These type of numbers before the courts and the lack of consequences imposed for violating these orders, which is a key objective of the Youth Criminal Justice Act which suggest incarceration for these offences, suggest to me that there is a definite deficiency with the Youth Criminal Justice Acts policy on non-custodial forms of sentencing. Failing the offender Lack of sentencing youth to a jail term for administration of justice violations, to a parent telling a child no he or she cannot have cookie and then after he or she begins crying and throwing a temper receives a cookie from the parent anyway. Much like the parents giving the cookie to the child just because they want one, the lack of the courts sentencing youth to jail terms for offences against the administration justice suggests to the youth that there are no consequences for their actions if they violate their conditions. This is not only a dangerous trend but also a non-productive trend. Failing the victim and…show more content…
my final argument .Keeping it within the objectives set out in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, I would like to make mention of a Restorative Justice approach when dealing with such youth in violation of administration of justice charges. According to much research done on this topic of Restorative Justice Alternatives to sentencing, this type of sentencing has been found to be not only a viable alternative but also a productive one. This type of justice will not only cut back on the cost of using the court system but also the cost of incarcerating youth for violations of administration of justice charges. The current cost of housing the average inmates are the following according to the National Crime Prevention Centre: “The annual cost to house an adult male inmate in a federal institution ranges from $40,000 to $70,000; for juvenile inmates, the average cost is $100,000; for female inmates, it's $108,000.” Would the average community member taxpayer in society be willing to pay this money for juveniles who might be otherwise dealt with better in another way such as Restorative

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