Resolution Institute conference
Spotlight on practice
16–17 October 2019, Wellington NZ
A facilitated conversation about the role of support people in Restorative Justice
facilitated by Jon Everest
An opportunity to hear and take part in a reflective conversation about the role of support people in Restorative Justice.
The session will provide a safe and structured forum to share perspectives from practitioners, trainers, researchers and the Ministry of Justice based around the following questions:
- What part do support people play in restorative justice philosophy?
- Why are support people seen as fundamental in family violence cases?
- What makes a support person effective and how can you assess their likely effectiveness?
- What role do whānau/family play in support?
- How do you effectively include and utilise support people in a restorative process?
- What is sufficient support, particularly in family violence cases?
- What situations would constitute ‘exceptional circumstances’ where a family violence conference might go ahead without the required support people?
- How do you address the situation where participants don’t want, or don’t have, support people?
- How can we access suitable support for offenders in custody?