Back to RJ Archive

The Vanuatu Cultural Centre’s Juvenile Justice Project

Simeon, Joemela
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) In, Sinclair Dinnen, Anita Jowitt, and Tess Newton Cain, eds., A Kind of Mending: Restorative Justice in the Pacific Islands. Canberra, ACT: Pandanus Books. Pp. 139-144.

Joemela Simeon describes a juvenile justice project in Vanuatu. The project’s goal is to avoid incarceration of young offenders through the use of traditional approaches. One question to be answered is the applicability of customary law in the contemporary setting. The project seeks to include a wide range stakholders including the government, the judiciary, traditional leaders, women and youth representatives, Churches ad NGOs.


Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now