Profile: Restorative Justice Services Otautahi Christchurch - - provide opportunities for reconciliation for victims of crime, offenders and the community
(caption for the above picture: Jennifer Cato (second from left), manager at Restorative Justice Services, Christchurch, with her team)
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"Restorative Justice is a way of dealing with wrongdoing in a constructive way, in the hope that, something positive can result from what has occurred. When wrongdoers have acknowledged some responsibility for what they have done, holding a restorative justice conference can provide an opportunity for them to meet with the victims and others involved or affected, to explore ways to repair emotional and/or material damage done." - This is how Restorative Justice Services Otautahi Christchurch describes its services. "In Christchurch, each referral accepted by Restorative Justice Services, has two trained facilitators who hold pre-meetings separately with those wishing to attend the conference. They explain what occurs at a conference and answer any questions about the process," informs Jennifer Cato, manager at the non-profit.
"Our restorative services are available for victims of crime, offenders, whanau, and members of the community. We consider arranging a restorative justice conference at any stage in the criminal justice process providing people taking part in it choose to be there, are fully informed about the outcomes, and have realistic expectations." - Jennifer Cato