Parole and Probation Office tutors stakeholders on restorative justice in the Philippines
from the press release:
Several clusters composed of about three hundred fifty (350) Barangay Chairmen, Barangay Human Rights Action Officers, Police Officers and Volunteer Probation Aides (VPAs) in Tacloban City, are set to attend a two-day seminar of restorative justice starting February 8 until March 3, in two venues in the City.
....[T]he main objective of the project is to educate the participants on the concept of Restorative Justice in order for them to resolve minor conflicts in the community using the RJ models.
These Restorative Justice Models include victim-offender mediation, conferencing, circle of support, and peacemaking encounter, which will be discussed by PPO II Lovella C. Libertad, PPA-DOJ 8 Regional RJ Coordinator.
....Restorative Justice is one of the thrusts of PPA-DOJ, which is being used by the Agency in the rehabilitation of its clients. It seeks to heal the effects of the crime or wrongdoing suffered by the respective stakeholders, which include the victim, the offender and the community with the end in view of preventing the further commission of crime and delinquency.
Read the entire press release.