Source: (1997) Penal Reform International.

These documents in this publication were gathered during the International Conference on Community Service in Africa, which took place on 24-28 November 1997 in Kadoma, Zimbabwe. This conference, organised jointly by PRI and the Zimbabwe National Committee on Community Service (ZNCCS), included key representatives from each National Committees for Community Service together with actors from the entire African continent and other parts of the world. It provided a forum for participants to meet and share information on progress made in their respective countries; to discuss and find solutions to common problems encountered within their Community Service schemes; to develop approaches to alternative measures adaptable to other African countries (and other developing countries); and to lay the groundwork for joint actions in providing resources and mutual assistance. (excerpt)