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Lynette Parker: Restorative Justice…Not Counselling
A few months ago, I assisted with a training event for restorative conferencing facilitators. When asking questions, some of the participants would say, “so when people get this counselling…” and were surprised when I adamantly stated that conferencing is not counselling. Several laughed and joked about it the rest of the day, but the confusion between the two has stayed with me.
Speaking to Scepticism
In mid-May, I taught one module in a Restorative Justice Diploma course organised by Prison Fellowship of Bolivia and the Universidad Publica de El Alto. Course participants included public servants, members of the military, social workers, and others working in the prison setting. As I talked about the implementation and practice of restorative practices, several students raised questions and concerns about such work.
Jun 05, 2009 Correspondent:Lynette Parker