In line with one of the goals of Restorative Justice for Africa Initiative (Reja initiative) which is the sensitisation of stakeholders on the need for restorative justice, a comprehensive training was conducted…….
REJA Initiative is honored to have visited the Essex Community Justice Centre, Vermont, USA. The visit afforded us with an incredible opportunity to learn about Restorative Justice from an American perspective. We intend to apply the insights gained during the visit to our Restorative Justice work in Africa.
Abraham Lincoln talking about democracy would say it is the government of the people, by the people and for the people. Democracy entails the exercise of the electoral right of the people wherein citizens are allowed to participate in the process of choosing their representatives at different levels of government. The right to participate in politics though may be subject to few other qualifications set down by the laws of each polity, it is intricately linked to the citizenship right of an individual. Meaning, every citizen except those suffering from certain disabilities should participate in the government of the political entity to which it belongs.
Myth 1: Restorative Justice focuses on the offender
Fact: Offender rehabilitation is a common element of Restorative justice but it does not necessarily make it offender centred.
Restorative Justice is an approach that considers all the parties involved, particularly the healing process of the victim…
This article provides information about who a mediator is, and went further to explore an aspect of Restorative Justice called the victim-offender mediation. It is believed that every correctional officer should have mediation skills.