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Walker, P. (1999) “Saying Sorry, Acting Sorry. The Sycamore Tree Project, a model for Restorative Justice in Prison”

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The Prison Service Journal, 123, 19- 20.

The author describes the Sycamore Tree Project, a restorative initiative that was conceptualised and started by Prison Fellowship under the guidance of Daniel Van Ness. Now the project is successfully at work in the U.S., New Zealand and in the U.K. The project is based on the story of Zacchaeus as a model for restorative justice. Work is being done with offenders, victims and volunteers. For those interested in the project, the author gives his coordinates: [email protected]

Source: Vanspauwen, K., Robert, L., Aertsen, I., Parmentier, S. (2003), Restorative Justice and Restorative Detention. A selected and annotated bibliography. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, Onderzoeksgroep Penologie en Victimologie.

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