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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. If people are willing, one of the ways to address those harms is to talk about them. Restorative Justice enables a meeting to take place between the person harmed and the offender, often before sentencing. Discussion is around the harm and how things can be put right. Safety, support and voluntary participation are top priorities.

About our service

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 okay. Never feel pressured into participating.

RJNC can facilitate a range of restorative practice pathways, including before sentencing and after sentencing.

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

Useful links:

Information for people harmed

Information for offenders

Restorative Practice Pathways

North Canterbury Police Diversion

Pre-Sentence Restorative Justice

Enforceable Undertakings

Alternative Environment Justice