Shortcomings of Penal Policies – A Cross-Regional Dialogue

BY Resurj,

April 28, 2016

RESURJ began this work by hosting a cross-regional dialogue in April 2016 to assist us in understanding better what exactly are the shortcomings of utilizing a quick fix, solely focused on the criminal justice system approach to our issues. After gaining a better understanding of the problematic aspects of this approach, which we summarized in a meeting outcome statement (also available in Arabic, French, Spanish and Portuguese below), we felt the need to start a dialogue with allies and stakeholders around the alternatives and the way forward in advocating for more comprehensive policies to address SRR violations.