This week is International Restorative Justice Week

By Lucy Summers | Posted: Sunday November 19, 2017

International Restorative Justice Week is happening from 19 to 26 November 2017. We offer restorative justice in Otago through the Ministry of Justice.

Restorative Justice is a community-based justice process that offers victims of a crime an opportunity to participate in addressing the harm done, and what can be done realistically by the offender to put things right. 

This is a week to think about the restorative movement, its innovative practice and ability to inspire change around community responses to harm.  

International Restorative Justice Week is celebrated in over 40 countries each year, in the third week of November.

This week is about acknowledging the work of committed, innovative and inspiring people and communities in seeking alternative resolutions to conflict and harm.

Restorative Justice is relevant, meaningful and responsive across diverse cultures and can encompass schools, communities, cities, workplaces, universities and government. 

Restorative practice brings together communities and peoples to work together to address harm and put things right. As a movement, restorative practice offers different methods and models to addressing conflict and healing harm. 

Anglican Family Care is contracted to undertake Restorative Justice in Dunedin, Central Otago and South Otago. All referrals come through the court system, and, if both the victim and the perpetrator agree to take part in the process, a conference is arranged to address the harm done to the victim.

To find out more about our Restorative Justice service or Restorative Justice Week, email us at