FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Restorative Justice?


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 resolve the incident and work together towards repairing the harm caused.
Or in a legal Justice setting: Restorative Justice is a range of processes that advocates that the people most effective at finding a solution to the harm caused by a criminal act, are the people who are most directly impacted by that act, creating opportunities, for those affected by the crime, to work together to understand, to gain clarity and work together towards repairing the harm caused.




What is Restorative Practice?


Restorative Practice is a range of processes and principles we use to engage with our communities and each other on a daily basis. Restorative Practice provides the foundation for building and nurturing our communities creating opportunity for inclusion, development of positive behaviours, development of emotional literacy and problem solving skills. Then when harm occurs within our community we are able to utilise Restorative Justice processes to address that harm.




What training do you provide?


Centre for Restorative Justice provides One Day Open Workshops twice a year, mid semester 1 and 2 of the school calendar. These are open to anyone who would like to learn about the benefit of Restorative Justice/Practice and its application within their school, community or organisation.

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We provide contextualized Professional Development workshops for organisations, including For Profit, For Purpose, Government Departments, Justice Organisations, Community Groups, Organisations and Schools and any other organisation seeking to develop their team skills, address behavioural development or deal with conflict.

Schools: Download workshop information here

Other Organisations: Download workshop information here

Justice Organisations: Contact Us




How do I book training?


The Centre for Restorative Justice often provides short introductory modules about Restorative Justice/Practice. You will be able to register for these courses online via our website when they are available. Contact Us for further information.




How much does Training/Professional Development cost?


Costs vary depending on the organizational requirements and number of participants attending a workshop.

Once we receive your request for information on the type of professional development required we will contact you to arrange a discussion regarding your organizational needs and cost.




Is a Restorative Justice conference right for me?


Please download our brochure




What is a Restorative Conference?


A restorative conference is a structured meeting between offenders, victims and both parties' family and friends, in which they deal with the consequences of the crime or wrongdoing and decide how best to repair the harm. The Centre for Restorative Justice can facilitate a Restorative Conference. Contact Us




How do you work with Individuals?


We will meet with you to discuss and understand what you are wanting to achieve professionally or personally and provide the most appropriate assistance or process to meet your desired outcome. Contact us




How do you work with Organisations?


We will meet with you and your team leaders to discuss and understand what your organisation is wanting to achieve professionally and as professional development for teams. This will enable us to contextualise the Restorative Practice principles and processes to provide the appropriate support for your organisation. Contact Us.