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Centre, police educate students on restorative justice

Claire Poyton
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

THE Pacific Centre for Peace Building has partnered the Fiji Police Force to teach secondary school students and leaders the value of restorative justice.

Inspectoral police officer of the Juvenile Bureau, Orisi Tukana, said six teachers had lost their jobs last year because of improper use of punishment.

He said the aim of the workshop was to "teach restorative justice to school leadership and school prefects and train them with the skills needed to manage disciplinary issues appropriately".

One student taking part in the training, Tailasa Vue from Suva Muslim College, said it was a great workshop that taught the students a lot.

"We have learned how to be effective listeners, which is not only important in schools but in all other areas of life."

Guest speaker, Zaira Begg, came to the workshop to talk about her first-hand experience with restorative justice.

"At first it was weird and very tense, but it was good.

"The offender was able to realise what he had done and came to regret it," she said.

"Before the restorative justice program he was unable to go back to the community and to his family because he felt ashamed.

"However, after we met he was able to feel accepted.

"I really support the program; it lets offenders believe in second chances and enables them to feel accepted back into society," she concluded.

The workshop has been taking place since Monday and will continue until Friday afternoon at the Regional Police Academy.








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