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Restorative Justice for Young Offenders.

Ben-Baruch, Suzy
June 4, 2015

Source: (-0001) Policing. 36-39. Ministry of Public Security, Israel. Downloaded 14 November 2005.

Israel chose to first apply this
new approach to the justice
system for young first-time
offenders. Offering these
youngsters a way back to a noncriminal
lifestyle without
carrying the label and stigma of
a criminal record is very much in
line with current Israel Police
policy. The authorities furthermore
calculated that the new approach
stood a good chance of reducing
the worrying and growing number
of young offenders.
The central institution of the
new process is a Family Group
Conference (FGC). The concept
was first borrowed during the
1980s by New Zealand jurists,
from that country’s indigenous
Maoris who have employed it for
centuries. Various formats of
FGC have been effectively
employed in other countries:
England, Sweden, Canada, USA,
South Africa and Australia. (excerpt)


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