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Making a Difference: Community Service Helps Heal Troubled Youths. (Juveniles: A Generation at Risk)

Maloney, Dennis
June 4, 2015

Source: (1994) Corrections Today. December: 74, 76, 78-79, 82-84, 149.

Dennis Maloney and Gordon Bazemore pose this question. When it comes to dealing with youth-at-risk and young offenders, what approach advances genuine public safety, gives priority to the offender’s responsibility for restoration, imparts values and behaviors necessary for long-term change, and begins a process of reintegration of offenders into communities? Community service? Or, juvenile detention? Maloney and Bazemore discuss the value of community service within the framework of a balanced and restorative justice approach, and they provide a number of examples of such an approach in various localities in the United States.


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