This project, Khulisa Justice and Restoration Programme (JARP) is a community-based mediation programme. Victims and offenders are brought together in dialogue, facilitated by a third, neutral party (i.e. the Khulisa mediator). Where appropriate, indirect victims affected by the crime or conflict, e.g. family members, community members, children, school learners, teachers, etc. are also included in the Restorative Justice processes.
In the majority of our engagements, Khulisa received an observed call that there are plenty of organisations that require development. So that they can resolve conflict and address violence and crime before they escalate and result in horrendous incidences.
Leading up to International Restorative Justice Week, we at Khulisa caught up on the points of view of our MD Lesley Ann van Selm, Carl Stauffer and Mike Batley from the Restorative Justice Centre and fellow speakers taking part in the Restorative Justice Webinar. Hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal on the 23rd of November 2021) in association with Khulisa Social Solutions and the Restorative Justice Centre
This year International Restorative Justice Week is observed from the 21st till the 28th of November 2021, under the theme “Protect and Empower the Person Harmed”. In order to protect and empower through Restorative Justice, we must know a little about it.
Over the past 16 years Khulisa has pioneered cutting edge interventions relevant to various facets of
restorative justice within the criminal justice system, schools, communities and families.
Naledi (22) is one of our divertee graduates who was referred to the
programme when he was a student at Nkobong High school in Kraalhoek
in 2019. We spoke to him about the circumstances that led to his referral,
his experiences with the programme and how it has shaped his life ever
Khulisa’s Communities of Opportunity (CoO) programme is a research-based model used to create
the types of communities we all want to live in.
Return on Investment (ROI) a key performance indicator as used by business to measure financial efficiency
In partnership with Tano AI, a branding and digital media organisation supported by a qualified and
innovative team of engineers, statisticians and data scientists, Khulisa is in the process of developing
a cutting-edge technology-driven framework for measuring social impact and social ROI.
KUK was established in 1997, which was at the time the Managing Director
met Lisa Rowles, who had expressed interest in Khulisa’s storytelling
methodology. Two years later, she was employed to coordinate key
activities of the organisation subsequent to KUK having secured their first
The Khulisa Workplace Rejuvenation competition, launched in July 2021, aimed to identify areas in existing Khulisa office environments that could be upgraded with minimal effort.