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Breaking the cycle – a response from Prison Fellowship.

PF England and Wales, Neles
June 4, 2015

Source: (2011) Maldon, Essex: Prison Fellowship England and Wales.

If it is to effect long term change in offenders and really to satisfy victims and
communities, two things are important: first that the reparation is linked to an
opportunity for those affected to say how they have been impacted by the offending and
an acknowledgement of the impact by the offender. Reparation without that has
reduced value. To succeed and it must include a personal accountability: taking
responsibility is not about being forced to do something practical – the practical action
has to be an outward representation of an inward acknowledgment or change of heart
to be effective in bringing about long term change. (excerpt)


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