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The Game: Restorative Community Supervision for Adult Offenders.

Wachtel, Joshua
June 4, 2015

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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