Restorative Justice Services Ōtautahi are trained in facilitating Restorative journeys.
We guide and support participants through the process every step of the way.
At the core of our process is being responsive to the needs of our participants. Our team work to guide, support and prepare participants for a potential conference. A conference is a guided, safe and voluntary meeting between those who have been harmed and those who have caused harm. Our team will prepare you for this meeting and work to ensure that what happens is safe, appropriate, and responsive to the needs of all participants.
During a Restorative process, participation is voluntary at each step of the process. Safety is paramount. Our facilitators only move forward if they believe that all participants are safe.
This process is an opportunity for those who have been harmed to talk with the person who caused harm. They can tell their story about the impact of the harm and state what they would like to see happen in the future.
It is an opportunity for the person who caused harm to acknowledge the harm and take accountability for their actions.
It is a process that helps participants explore further, how to move forward.
We facilitate Restorative processes within the court system and for other government agencies, private organizations and workplaces.