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Are Our Youth Policing Processes Achieving as an Example of a Restorative Justice Process?

Christian, Steve
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Paper. Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Downloaded 14 November 2005.

There are some real organizational factors to overcome in moving to a restorative policing model: • Connectedness across the sector; • Creating the environment where frontline officers have time to provide lateral thinking to offending encounters; • Creating a committed and consistent organisational approach across the organisation which translates into positive attitudes to the approach; • There is evidence (in the youth policing model) that a holistic and
restorative approach has benefits in terms of reducing offending. The
youth approach may be the baseline that is required; • Ease of use for frontline practitioners; • Staff development; communication; • resourcing followed by gradual implementation. (excerpt)


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