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The experiences and perspectives of users of the services of the Restorative Justice Centre in Pretoria

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dc.contributor.advisor Mokwena, K. E.
dc.contributor.author Dewa, Edwin
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-16T07:25:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-16T07:25:12Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.date.submitted 2014-04-16
dc.identifier.citation Dewa, Edwin (2013) The experiences and perspectives of users of the services of the Restorative Justice Centre in Pretoria, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13351> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13351
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences and perspectives of the users of the services of the Restorative Justice Centre in Pretoria. A phenomenological study was conducted to gain insight in the participants experiences and perspectives of the the services rendered. Data collection was done using indepth interviews with a sample population of girls who were victims of sexual abuse and their caregivers. The reseacher made use of Colaizze (1978) data analysis approach following the transcription of audio recorded information.The study found that first time contact can be a daunting experience for victims, which touches on complex issues like discomfort, fear, cultural barriers and timing. Generally, clients were positive about social workers who build up a meaningful relationship based on empathy and respect. However, clients were concerned about unintentional, but insensitive behaviour by practitioners. Services that recognize a client‟s culture and language, as well as context are viewed as empowering. Therefore, restorative justice interventions should be holistic and consider the context in its approaches en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (v, 83 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Restorative justice en
dc.subject Empowerment en
dc.subject Restorative justice principles en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Sexual abuse en
dc.subject Communities en
dc.subject.ddc 364.680968227
dc.subject.lcsh Restorative justice -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.subject.lcsh Civil society -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.subject.lcsh Child sexual abuse
dc.subject.lcsh Restorative Justice Centre (Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.title The experiences and perspectives of users of the services of the Restorative Justice Centre in Pretoria en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health)


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