Ngwana phosa dira ga a bolawe: The value of restorative justice to the reintegration of offenders

  • Mike Batley Restorative Justice Centre
Keywords: restorative justice, South Africa, offender, reintegration


Does restorative justice have anything to offer the field of offender reintegration? Restorative justice is defined, and distinctions are drawn, between a restorative justice worldview and processes and programmes that are restorative. Restorative justice processes focus on relationships and create opportunities for individual, family and community restoration and reconciliation. In doing so they open up new social spaces for offenders and nurture social inclusion. They also help offenders accept responsibility and help all parties manage the process of release from prison.

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