ERJ, Community Law Canterbury, Pathway Trust and NZ Victim Support have been working hard towards the launch of a unique program offering restorative justice conferencing to post-sentence offenders, their families and victims. This program, one of only a handful in New Zealand, connects victims, criminals and the community in a process that aims not only to face a criminal with the effects of the crime but also give the victim an opportunity to have her voice heard. Restorative Justice process, when done well, has a proven impact on the criminal, victim and the community. Jackie Kartouas, with over 138 convictions in her criminal career, now Prison Fellowship restorative justice director is a testament to its power.
We are excited to announce that we will formally launch on the 31st of May and look forward to updating you all on the program over its intital stages.
For more information or inquires please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org