Sycamore Tree Project®
The Sycamore Tree Project® brings together unrelated victims and offenders (that is, they are not each others' victims and offenders). Using a curruculum guide prepared by PFI, a facilitator leads the participants to consider concepts of responsibility, confession, repentance, forgiveness, amends and reconciliation in the context of crime and justice.
The programme can have profound effects on the victims and offenders. Many victims have reported receiving a measure of healing. Offenders confront, many times for the first time, the harm their actions have had on other people. Studies have shown that offenders who go through the Sycamore Tree Project have significant changes in attitudes that make it less likely they will reoffend once released.
What is the Sycamore Tree Project® ?
Mar 23, 2009 12:46 PM
The Sycamore Tree Project® is an intensive 5-8 week in-prison programme that brings groups of crime victims into prison to meet with groups of unrelated offenders. They talk about the effects of crime, the harms it causes, and how to make things right.
- How Does STP Work? — by CJR Admin — last modified Mar 28, 2009 05:35 PM
- A small group victims and offenders are recruited by Prison Fellowship to meet together for a period of 5-8 weeks.
- What Is the Impact of STP? — by james — last modified Mar 28, 2009 05:35 PM
- “The Sycamore Tree Project® really makes you think. It’s not like any other course I’ve been on. It makes you think about feelings. It’s about what’s inside. It changes how you feel about victims and that. I’ve done the ETS [Enhanced Thinking Skills] and that’s easy. You know all the answers before you go in there. That doesn’t change anything. STP is different because it’s about what’s in here.” – offender from England and Wales
- Where is STP Running? — by james — last modified Mar 05, 2009 08:25 PM
- Listing of national ministries that have run the Sycamore Tree Project® at least one time.
- National Affiliates and STP — by james — last modified Mar 28, 2009 05:36 PM
- News sources highlighting the Sycamore Tree Project®.
- [Restricted] National Affiliate Resources — by james — last modified Mar 28, 2009 05:35 PM
- These resources are reserved for Prison Fellowship National Ministries. They include reports and materials for running STP.