A restorative justice conference is an informal meeting facilitated between the victim, offender, support people, and any other approved people, such as community representatives or interpreters. At a conference, you’ll have the chance to:

  • take responsibility for your offending
  • apologise to your victim
  • decide how to put right the harm you’ve caused
  • find ways to make sure you don’t reoffend.

A trained facilitator will be at the conference to keep everyone safe and supported and to make sure the discussion stays on track. Restorative justice takes place before you’re sentenced in
court. The judge will consider any agreements made during the conference at the time you’re sentenced. Talk to your lawyer if you want to know more about or do restorative justice.