This section is for community based providers contracted by the Ministry of Justice to deliver restorative justice services.
We are delighted to announce that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) will be running an open procurement process to purchase restorative justice (RJ) services, for contracts commencing 1 July 2020.
You can find more information and sign up for updates on the GETS website:
MoJ has recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) on GETS for Restorative Justice services.
The purpose of the RFI is to identify providers that are interested in future opportunities to deliver adult pre-sentence Restorative Justice services for standard or family violence cases, or both, for one or more of the 56 court locations around New Zealand that are currently serviced for Restorative Justice delivery.
If you are interested in delivering Restorative Justice services for standard or family violence cases, or want to know more about the RFI, you can find more information on GETS, reference 21377107.
Submissions for the RFI will be accepted at any time until Wednesday 28 August 2019. If you are interested in delivering RJ services, we strongly encourage you to respond to the RFI.
Restorative Practices Aotearoa
Phone: 04 803 3497 or 0800 752 462
The Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice
Phone: 04 463 7421
Phone: 04 463 7421
Website: Resolution Institute(external link)
During the referral process, a case is passed onto the provider group by the court or police diversion officer. The provider then assesses whether the case is suitable for a restorative justice conference.
The Ministry of Justice provides a restorative justice facilitator training and accreditation programme as part of our commitment to supporting quality restorative justice provision in New Zealand.
All practicing restorative justice facilitators need to be either restorative justice accredited or working towards accreditation. Facilitators seeking accreditation (and new facilitators) must satisfactorily complete restorative justice facilitation induction training. Restorative justice providers are responsible for ensuring that facilitators are enrolled on training courses and that facilitators are subsequently working towards accreditation.
To find out more, see the Resolution Institute website or contact us.
Fill in this form if you are a defence lawyer and your client wants to take part in restorative justice. The information you give us will be used to make sure our records are up-to-date, so (if the judge directs restorative justice) we’ll be passing on the right information to the Restorative Justice Provider. Please give this form to the court taker at your local court.
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