Victim Offender Relationship Project
The Victim-Offenders Relationship Project (VOP) is a pilot intervention, which is being implemented by Advance Afrika in Partnership with Uganda Prisons Service with funding and support from AGEH Civil Peace Service. In-line with Advance Afrika’s work on the social economic rehabilitation and reintegration of vulnerable prison inmates in northern Uganda (SREE) project, the VORP project focuses on fostering peaceful co-existence. Hence the project seeks to encourage positive ways of dealing with conflict among ex-inmates, victims and communities in northern Uganda at large. Within this framework, Advance Afrika partners with Radio Wa as well as the Justice and Peace Department of Lira Diocese in a Radio Programme on community receptiveness of ex-prison inmates and victim-offender relationships. The overall objective of the radio programme is to raise awareness among community members on the situation of vulnerable youth in prison and increase their readiness to welcome and reintegrate ex-prison inmates. This shall be achieved by sharing stories of ex-prison inmates, providing insights into the justice system, encouraging community discussions on challenges and opportunities of reintegration as well as increasing the capacity of community members to address conflicts around the reintegration of ex-prison inmates.