A Restorative Justice conference is an informal meeting facilitated between a victim of harm, the person/s who caused harm, with support people, and any other approved people such as community representatives or interpreters.
You’ll have the chance to:
- tell the offender how you’ve been affected by the crime
- say how the harm can be put right
- start dealing with the effects of the crime.
A trained facilitator will make sure you’re safe and supported at the conference and that discussions stay on track. You’ll be encouraged to bring support people with you. Restorative justice takes place before an offender is sentenced in court. Tell your court victim advisor or the police officer managing your case if you want to find out more about restorative justice.