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Restoring the Harmony: Piloting Victim Offender Conferencing in South Africa

Dissel, Amanda
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Paper presented to the Effective Restorative Justice Conference, De Montfort University, Leicester. 20-21 March.

The Victim Offender Conferencing project was a pilot project that sought to build on restorative justice experiences described above. It was conceived as a community based restorative justice means for dealing with crime through a face-to- face mediated interaction between offenders and victims, and their families or members of other support networks. It aimed to formulate a restorative model more familiar to African customary values. It also aimed to empower the communities to work in partnership with the formal criminal justice system. (excerpt)


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