Colombia: repair, educate, reconcile

Restorative justice goes beyond the walls of Colombian prisons.

Since 2019, the Colombian Restorative Foundation’s (Fundación Colombia Restaurativa, FCR) mission has been to publicise, promote, and implement cultural and restorative justice in the country. It comprises a team of interdisciplinary professionals who carry out communication, training, intervention, monitoring, and assessment projects.

Juan Guillermo Sepúlveda Arroyave is the organisation’s founder. Prison Insider asked him three questions.

These workshops and courses allow prisoners to reduce their sentences.

Only ten articles of the Colombian Criminal Procedure Code make it possible to apply restorative justice to victims of common crime.

Latin America urgently needs to begin implementing restorative justice procedures to demonstrate the advantages of this new justice model in the region.