High court judge, Adamawa ©

British Council

The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) programme worked with stakeholders to implement restorative justice programmes. The aim was to reduce pressure on courts, custodial centres, prosecutors, and the criminal justice system.

Restorative justice is a process that presents an offender with the opportunity to take responsibility for the crime committed. It also offers a victim the opportunity to help decide how the harm should be redressed. This mechanism allows criminal complaints to be resolved without necessarily filing formal criminal charges. 

You can download the how to guide below. We hope you find it useful.