WHO WE ARE
Restorative Justice is a range of processes that advocates that the people most effective at finding a solution to a problem are the people who are most directly impacted by the problem, creating opportunities, for those involved in a conflict to work together to understand, clarify and resolve the incident and work together towards repairing the harm caused.
The Centre for Restorative Justice was formed in 1997 as a response to community concern about the over-use of incarceration in South Australia and because victims of crime at that stage were not able to engage appropriately in the functions of the criminal justice system.
Restorative Justice focuses on repairing the harm that arises from wrongdoing, creating opportunities for victims and offenders to work together to repair that harm and restoring relationships, rather than concentrating on punishment.
With the assistance of our founding Advisory Committee we have progressively developed our services to incorporate training and support within:
Criminal Justice System
drug and alcohol misuse
Businesses and Organisations
WHY WE EXIST
To enhance Community capacity through embedded restorative practices and processes which strengthen individual and organisational ability to better manage conflict and tension.
By providing the opportunity for people who have been affected by conflict to be part of the healing process
By helping people to heal themselves as a means of preventing the occurrence, onset and re-occurrence of conflict
By delivering high quality training to assist individuals and organisations build capacity.
IMPROVING HARMONY IN COMMUNITIES
Restorative Justice - where the people most effective in finding a solution to a problem are the people most directly impacted by the problem.
"It is not small people who ask for forgiveness. It is large hearted, magnanimous courageous people who are ready to say what are some of the most difficult words in any language: ‘I am sorry’. But once uttered, they open the way to a new opportunity, the possibility of a new beginning, the chance to start again having learnt a lesson from the past "
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
What our Community says about us
Catholic Education South Australia
Behaviour Education Consultant
“In all my dealings with the CRJ I have found them to be extremely knowledgeable and competent in the restorative justice arena, very professional in their service negotiation and creative and respectful in their training. It is my intention to continue to engage the CRJ in the ongoing implementation of restorative justice in CESA schools. I recommend them without hesitation to other organisations looking to understand and implement restorative interventions to improve the lives of individuals, workplaces and communities.”
Open Workshop Participant
“Presenters both very knowledgeable and challenged thinking when answering questions.”
“I was the sponge- for me highly informative and manner of presentation held me all the way through”
Open Workshop Participant
“This was a fantastic session, I learnt a lot and I am looking forward to applying these practices to my teaching and community”
The Centre for Restorative Justice provides ongoing Professional Development Workshops and training opportunities.
WORKSHOP DATES FOR 2024