Justice for juveniles
As we carry out our work in the legal community, it is good to consider the legal maxim, "Melior est justitia vere praeveniens quam severe puniens," which translates to, "Justice is better when it prevents rather than punishes." At the same time we also need to remember that one who spares the guilty threatens the innocent. As you ponder these maxims, we at Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion also lift up the voices of those harmed by a criminal act and work with the legal community to further justice in our commonwealth. In doing so, we ask you to consider the following questions: How can we work towards justice that prevents repeat offending, holds responsible parties accountable and increases victim satisfaction?