Source: (2008) Presented to The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development & the National Prosecuting Authority. South Africa.

The 2020 strategy for South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) requires an exploration of restorative justice as one of the means to combating crime in the long term. Non-governmental-organization Khulisa Crime Prevention Initiative collaborated with the NPA and Department of Justice and Constitutional Development to introduce a restorative justice and alternative dispute resolution pilot project named “Phoenix JARP” in a township of the KwaZulu Natal province. It also aimed at assisting the NPA reduce its court backlog of 1000+ cases by 15 percent in one calendar year.


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