Emphasises making amends and healing for all affected by the actions of perpetrators, including families and community members.
A pre-trial diversion from prosecution programme whereby cases deemed appropriate by prosecutors are handed to Khulisa mediators. Victims and offenders and their supporters face each other in a semi structured environment with a neutral third party assisting them to arrive at their own solutions on how the wrong should be resolved. When agreements are complied with, the prosecutor drops the case.
Deals with cases of serious violence, generally in custodial situations, also implemented or continued following release. Victims, offenders, families and community members are invited to VOM sessions in order to explore their needs on how to repair the harm.
Trained mediators intervene as neutral third parties to deal with matters such as bullying, student assaults, staying away from class and teacher/student disputes, to arrive at mutual satisfactory outcomes. Participants can include learners, parents, teachers, principals, administration personnel and community members.
A neutral third party assists in dealing with such matters as harassment, inter-staff dispute, staff/management dispute, stealing, ill-discipline and post disciplinary situations, to come to their own solutions and to bring reconciliation to all parties
A mediator/facilitator convenes group sessions when either a victim or offender is not found or is unwilling to participate in an encounter with the other party. The process is useful for victims to unload bad experiences and for offenders to realise the impact of their actions in a safe environment.
Trained mediators implement the processes of restorative justice and peace-making in matters of xenophobic violence. Circle processes explore the needs of participants, the causes of xenophobia, the causes of violence and possible solutions by using dialogue to encourage community leaders, spiritual leaders, women’s groups and government departments to participate in peace building.
Addresses the plight of at-risk, poverty stricken, adolescent girls that are imbued in dysfunctional community structures during school and post matric; includes 21st Century skills, mentorship, private sector engagement, exposure to – and training in – social entrepreneurship by a give back process.