Reflections from the NZ Trauma Conference 2024

On March 26 th 2024 some of our RJSOC facilitators attended the NZ Trauma Conference.Here are the reflections from Marsha Jordyn-Mullins. It was a real privilege to attend the Trauma Conference in Christchurch recently. Apart fromthe star power of the speaker, Bessel Van Der Kolk, the Town Hall was filled with people whochoose to spend […]

Autumn Training Hui, May 22nd to 24th, 2024

Restorative Justice Services Ōtautahi Christchurch (RJSOC) recently hosted a training event for colleagues across Te Waipounamu. The training was attended by 27 participants, including some colleagues from other regions. The workshops covered various topics, including Restorative Justice Values & Principles, presented by Tracey Wakefield from RJSOC, and Spirituality and Restorative Practice, presented by Jeremy Simons […]

Restorative Justice Symposium 2024

On February 29th and March 1st, Restorative Justice Provider Managers from across thecountry gathered in Lyall Bay, Wellington, for a Restorative Justice Symposium hosted bySimply Resolution. Our Manager, Tracey Wakefield, attended the event and shared some of her reflections. It was truly uplifting to be in a venue so close to the sea. This beautiful […]

National Mediation Conference 3-6th September 2023

national Mediation Conference 2023 Panel Members

In early September I (Tracey-RJSOC Manager) attended the National Mediation Conference in Wellington and participated in a panel discussion on Restorative Practice in Aotearoa. The panel discussion was facilitated by Jane Bolitho (Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice at Victoria University of Wellington) and focused mostly on the recommendations from the recent Ministry of Justice […]

Stakeholder Information Evening Held 8th August 2023

We had the immense pleasure of hosting an evening of discussions about our work. Speakers included Lucia Fry from Orion (who always accepts invitations to participate in restorative justice referrals); Mel Hillier from the Christchurch City Council’s Graffiti Team; Kerri Hurman from Project Restore; Jess Plachecki from Simply Resolution and of course, members of the […]