Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice aims to put things right for people who have been victims of crime.

Restorative Justice conferences are directed by judges.

The process

  • Resolves crime by focusing on redressing the harm experienced by victims.
  • Aims to put things right for people who have been victims of crime.
  • Puts the people most affected by crime at the heart of the justice system.
  • Offenders take responsibility and offer to put things right for victims.
  • Puts emphasis on taking accountability and repairing harm caused by offending.

At the conference

  • Victims can tell the offender how they have been affected, have a say in how the harm can be repaired and begin to resolve some of the effects of the offence.
  • Offenders can apologise directly to the victim and hear about the impact of their actions.
  • Offenders take responsibility and take part in deciding how the harm can be repaired.

Participation is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time.

Our Team

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Jessica Smith
Specialist Facilitation Service - Restorative Justice and Te Pae Oranga
Taylor Hill
Specialist Facilitation Service - Restorative Justice and Te Pae Oranga