Restorative Prisoner Rehabilitation Project

 RODI's main concern is the way offender rehabilitation is conducted in and out of prisons. Many prisoners leave correctional institutions worse off, poorer, hardened and stigmatized, only to be rejected by the society; and through re-offending or trumped up charges return to prison, and the cycle of recidivism continues.

 

RODI uses a Restorative Rehabilitation Approach, which targets the offender, the community and the victim in order to enhance reinterpretation and reduce re-offending.

The project has the following interventions:

  • Recruiting inmates and officers to participate in both theory and practical training in sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology.
  • establishing training demonstration farms/units within prisons for practical training of inmates and prison officers in sustainable agriculture, appropriate technology and natural resource management. 
  • Following up ex-prisoners upon release to monitor their progress, provide additional training and support to speed up re-intergeneration. 
  • Supporting reintegration of ex-prisoners by linking them up with service providers and working with them in their home communities through formation of Community Livelihood Improvement Groups (CLIGs)
Prisoners are trained in sustainable agriculture, appropriate technology and HIV/AIDS awareness to prepare them for a crime-free life after prison. 
The skills provided are supposed to enhance self-esteem, hope in life, self support ad appease and endear ex-prisoners to the community besides enabling them to contribute towards community and national development.
 
The project aims at improving a pool of prison staff and inmates with capacity to effectively cascade information and skills as peer educators within and out of prison facilities.
 
The project has a care-giving agents' approach where prison officers are also trained in order to influence change and to sustain the programme. Ex-prisoners are encouraged to practice and pass on the skills to the community; they are also followed up to monitor their performance and to work with them and their communities. To speed up their acceptance and to address poverty at community level, ex-prisoners are helped to form Community Livelihood Improvement Groups (CLIGs).
 
 

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Resources Oriented Development Initiatives (RODI) Kenya 
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