This is a report on the second phase of a Victim Offender Conferencing (VOC) project, which attempts to mediate between victims and offenders of crime. During this phase, the VOC project ran in three magisterial districts in Gauteng and one in the North West Province. This report looks at the cases that were referred to the project, describing their nature, the parties involved, and how they were resolved.
Amanda Dissel is an independent consultant in criminal justice and violence prevention issues. This research was conducted while she was Criminal Justice Programme Manager at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR). She has published on issues of human rights, conditions and treatment of detainees in prisons and police stations, juvenile and child justice, and violent crime.