Back to RJ Archive

The TJ mainstreaming project: An evaluation of the Israeli Youth Act.

Segev, Dana
June 4, 2015

Source: (2014) Arizona Summit law Review. 7: 527-538.

This Article is a product of the mainstreaming project, which will enhance
the project’s international reach by examining Israeli law. Specifically, this
Article will evaluate the legal landscape of youth justice legislation in Israel to
see whether TJ can be mainstreamed and thrive within. In doing so, this Article
will rely on a recent paper by David B. Wexler, who suggested that we can
conceptualize practices and techniques of TJ as a kind of “liquid” and we can
look at the legal landscape as a “bottle.”‘ By examining the legal rules and
proceedings, we can evaluate “how much of the TJ liquid can be poured into
the assorted bottles.” In particular, this Article looks at legislation regarding
youth defendants or offenders in Israel, examines these legal rules and procedures
to see how much liquid can be poured into the bottle, and whether this
legal landscape is TJ friendly. Such an evaluation will teach us whether the
legal landscape, as is, will allow for easy mainstreaming of TJ within youth
courts. We can also learn what aspects may provide a challenge in mainstreaming
TJ, as well as what changes can be made to enhance TJ potential. Before
we turn to a discussion on youth justice in Israel, it will be helpful to elaborate
some more on TJ and specific practices and techniques.


AbstractPrisonsRetributionRJ and the WorkplaceRJ in SchoolsRJ TheoryStatutes and LegislationTeachers and Students
Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now