Restorative Justice
The concept of taking crime survivors into prisons or parole centres to meet with offenders to dialogue about the effects of crime appears radical, but at its heart, it’s about building relationships and restorative justice is the outcome. The Sycamore Tree Project (STP) first started in 1995 under the auspices of Prison Fellowship International. In...
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Ross lost his son in what is regarded as Queensland’s worst crime in 2005. He has spent the years since, campaigning for the needs of crime victims. Come and hear how Ross Thompson, General Manager of the Qld Homicide Victims Support Group, has been connecting with prisoners. A presentation followed by a facilitated question and...
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I refer you to the article in the Courier Mail’s QWEEKEND on the 4th of June 2011 on the pilot project of the “Sycamore Tree” model of restorative justice at the Woodford Correctional Centre. Jonathan Aitken is an author, broadcaster, columnist, lecturer and campaigner for prison reform. He is a former Cabinet Minister, Member of...
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