Supported by NED Foundation

  • Community Health & Restorative Practices

    Selected Extract: 

    'How are restorative practices and community health related? Restorative practices strengthens relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. Restorative practices can also help to increase people's personal and collective efficacy. These positive outcomes influence sense of community. People with greater sense of community are more likely to act in healthy ways and work with others to promote well-being for all.'

  • www.varj.asn.au

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    'Restorative Practices / Community Conferencing Pilot 2002 This report provides an evaluation of a nine month Pilot of Restorative Practices / Community Conferencing in Victorian schools during 2002. The Pilot was designed to support and evaluate the application of restorative practices as a strategy in the management of incidents and in order to reduce the number young people at risk of being alienated from mainstream education.

  • www.youthjustice.qld.gov.au

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    'CASE STUDIES Introduction This document presents nine case studies that provide in-depth examples of the social, wellbeing and cultural outcomes achieved through restorative justice conferencing. Much of the national evidence about the effectiveness of conferencing is based on the assessment of criminogenic outcomes, such as reductions in reoffending.

  • www.youthjustice.qld.gov.au

    Selected Extract: 

    'EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction The Restorative Justice Project was established in 2015-16 after an election commitment to reinstate the capacity for courts to refer young offenders to restorative justice conferencing. The 2015-16 State Budget allocated $23.6 million over four years (2015-16 to 2018-19) to reinstate court referrals and enhance the restorative justice model based on contemporary evidence. Amendments to the Youth Justice Act 1992 commenced on 1 July 2016, reinstating courtreferred restorative justice conferencing and introducing additional court referral pathways.

  • Restorative justice conferencing

    Selected Extract: 

    'Restorative justice is an internationally recognised evidence-based response to criminal behaviour. It views a criminal offence as more than an act of breaking the law and examines: the impact on society the harm caused to the victim, family relationships and the community. The restorative justice process requires effort and participation from the child, which differs from traditional justice responses.'

  • Restorative Justice in the World - ANU

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    'This course introduces students to the main concepts and debates in restorative justice in an evidence-informed way. It explores the multitude of ways restorative justice can and is being used to respond to a variety of societal challenges. This includes the juvenile and adult criminal justice context, as well as areas as diverse as environmental protection, sexual abuse and health. We will also examine how restorative justice is being used within institutions to respond to concerns about harassment, bullying and sexual abuse.