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'The Newcastle as a Restorative City Initiative aims to transform Newcastle into a restorative city by building social cohesion and healthy communities. This has been fostered by an increased need for social, cultural and economic renewal in Newcastle to address the pockets of disadvantage in relation to unemployment, income, education, housing, child welfare, and criminal justice. Newcastle Law School is working towards initiating this change by working collaboratively with a growing network of community partners to support the proposed social and cultural transformation of Newcastle. The transformation of Newcastle into a restorative city is an innovative project that requires ongoing support from across the community for a change to a restorative culture to occur and to ensure that sustainable and useful strategies can be adopted across the community.'