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Restorative Justice North Canterbury (RJNC)

Restorative Justice views crime as more than breaking the law - it also causes harm to people, relationships and the community. A broader response addresses those harms, as well as the wrongdoing. If people are willing, a way to address those harms is to talk about them. Restorative Justice enables a meeting to take place between the person harmed and the offender. Discussion is around the harm and how to put things right. Safety, support and voluntary participation are top priorities.

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Trained facilitators work in pairs to run the meeting where people talk about the offending and the issues around it. If you are the person harmed, you can talk about how you have been affected and how the harm can be repaired. If you are an offender, you accept responsibility for what you have done, and try to "restore" or put things right for the harmed person. Declining a Restorative Justice meeting is ok. Never feel pressured into participating.

For more information:

Contact the Restorative Justice North Canterbury Coordinator on:

P| 03 310 7454 or M| 0221 633 575 E| rjnc@wellbeingnc.org.nz

 

Information for people harmed

http://www.victimsinfo.govt.nz/the-court-process/the-verdict/restorative-justice-services/
 

Information for offenders

https://www.justice.govt.nz/courts/criminal/charged-with-a-crime/how-restorative-justice-works/
 

Restorative Justice process diagram

https://www.justice.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Publications/Restorative-justice-process-diagram.pdf
 

Five Restorative Justice pathways

RJNC can facilitate a range of restorative practice pathways

  • Adult Police Diversion
  • Pre-Sentence RJ conferences
  • Post-Sentence RJ conferences
  • Enforceable Undertakings
  • Alternative Environment Justice

 

Police Adult Diversion information
North Canterbury Police Diversion Panel (NCPD)

http://www.police.govt.nz/about-us/programmes-initiatives/adult-diversion-scheme/about
 

WorkSafe - Enforceable Undertakings

https://worksafe.govt.nz/laws-and-regulations/enforceable-undertakings
 

ECAN - Alternative Environmental Justice

https://www.ecan.govt.nz/your-region/your-environment/monitoring-and-compliance/investigations/

https://www.ecan.govt.nz/get-involved/news-and-events/2017/environmental-justice-best-practice-approach-to-enforcement/

For the pamphlet

The AEJ scheme is designed to give options for achieving compliance while ensuring that the consequences of offending are accepted by the community and stakeholders.  It is a mixture of restorative justice and diversion.