Source: (-0001) Restorative Practices E-Forum. September 20,2006.

The Game, which includes instructions, rules, a game master and playing board, aims to engage participants restoratively rather than punitively. When Chaseling ran The Game, the players didn’t choose to play; they were required to participate as mandated by their court orders, which directed them to accept certain supervision and guidance. But what makes The Game different from traditional criminal justice processes is that it was designed to be something offenders could “buy into.” The introduction to The Game states: “The court has sent you here to discover what sort of issues led to your offence, and to deal with those issues so you don’t re-offend. By playing The Game, you will be exposed to lots of different experiences. Your beliefs will be challenged, and you will be asked to account for yourself.” (excerpt)

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