Source: (2003) Paper/Session presented at 'Building a Global Alliance for Restorative Practices and Family Empowerment'. The Fourth International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices. 28-30 August 2003 Veldhoven, Netherlands NH Koningshof Hotel. Downloaded 30 September 2003.

The paper focuses on the presenter’s recent visit to Uganda to cofacilitate, with a Ugandan trainer, training in victim-offender mediation. It took place over three weeks-first training three groups from different places, then training one of these groups to be trainers and, finally, coaching them to run a course in their own community. This account will highlight the Uganda Children Statute 1996 (more restorative than any European legislation), cultural issues in developing an appropriate VOM/conferencing model for Uganda, and the place of training in achieving sustainability.

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