This project will explore, with photography and audio interviews, how restorative justice is practiced at The School of Hope in Cape Town, South Africa. Restorative Justice attempts to “restore a balance to a human that has been knocked askew” (Berkley Center, May 2011). Restorative justice was implemented in the1990s when the Truth and Reconciliation Committee began to repair damage done by apartheid. The school is dedicated to rehabilitating vulnerable youth; their mission is an example of how staff and volunteers practice restorative justice in a country where life expectancy is only 54 years due to the country’s lack of educational resources. Society relies heavily on the practice of restorative justice as a way to reach their youth.
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