Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC) and Directorate of Community Service (DCS) Partnership Strengthens Rehabilitation of Refugee Offenders through Community Service in Refugee Settlements in Uganda
Rehabilitation of Offenders has in the past been punitive and to be served in jail for detriment as well as to correct offenders not repeat their offences. This is more so for refugees who are expected to be at their best behaviour given their status in any country. More so as factors for migration range from economic, social, political and environmental.
However restorative justice perceives rehabilitation of offender’s as a measure to facilitate offenders pick a lesson from their offences and be able to turn their lives around to become useful trusted members of their community. The rehabilitation process entails provision of resources and psyco-social support like education and counselling to facilitate behavioural change, attitude transformation and skills development.