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Restorative Justice Facilitator Accreditation

Types of accreditation

Applying for accreditation/endorsements
Overview of criteria and assessment
Application forms for applying for accreditations or endorsements
Information to help prepare for assessment

Renewing accreditation/endorsements
Application forms for renewing accreditations or endorsements
Do you need to renew a specialist accreditation issued by the Ministry of Justice prior to April 2016?

Types of accreditation

The Resolution Institute restorative justice accreditation system has three levels of restorative justice facilitator accreditation:

  1. Restorative Justice Facilitator – Trained Status
    Has the skills to facilitate restorative justice cases with an accredited facilitator
  2. Restorative Justice Facilitator Accreditation
    Has the skills to facilitate restorative justice cases
  3. Restorative Justice Facilitator Advanced Accreditation
    Has the skills to facilitate complex cases and supervise and mentor others

In addition accredited facilitators can also be endorsed for specialist expertise:

  1. Specialist endorsement for working with Family Violence cases
  2. Specialist endorsement for working with Sexual Violence cases

Applying for accreditation/endorsements

Overview of criteria and assessment

For detailed information on accreditation/endorsements, including the assessment approach and criteria you will need to meet see:

Accreditation and Specialist Endorsements: Guide to the accreditation system and accreditation assessment

Limited places are available for accreditation assessment. When we receive your application we will contact you to let you know when we will be able to allocate an assessment.

Application forms for applying for accreditations or endorsements:

Send all applications to rj@resolution.institute or post Resolution Institute, PO Box 10991, Wellington 6143.

Information to help prepare for assessment

Professional conversation: What to expect and how to prepare>>

What are the report writing standards?. See Module 6: Report writing; Te tuhinga>>

Professional conversation assessment worksheets:
Restorative Justice Facilitator Accreditation assessment worksheet>>
Restorative Justice Facilitator Advanced Accreditation assessment worksheet>>
Specialist Endorsement for working with Family Violence assessment worksheet>>
Specialist Endorsement for working with Sexual Violence assessment worksheet>>

Renewing accreditation/endorsements

For information on renewing accreditation/endorsements, including the criteria you will need to meet see:

Accreditation Renewals: A guide to renewing your accreditation

Application forms for renewing accreditations or endorsements:

Restorative Justice Accreditation Renewal

  • Did you know you can record your CPD and practice as you complete it? This makes renewal time much easier! See our CPD tracker
  • Not sure when your accreditations/endorsements expire? You can check in the members area (accredited restorative justice facilitators can access some parts of the members area) and looking at your accreditations under 'My account'
  • Worried about whether your reports meet the report writing standards? Take a look at Module 6: Report writing; Te tuhinga>> You can also use our report template>>
Do you need to renew a specialist accreditation issued by the Ministry of Justice prior to April 2016?
Your specialist accreditation will need to be transitioned into the new Resolution Institute accreditation system. We will contact you before your specialist accreditation is due to expire to invite you to apply for specialist endorsement:
  • If you are already trained and accredited as a restorative justice facilitator... you will need to be assessed for specialist endorsement - this will involve a paper application (see above) and a professional conversation assessment on the specialist criteria.
  • If you are not yet accredited as a restorative justice facilitator... you will need to be assessed for restorative justice facilitator accreditation and specialist endorsement - this will involve this will involve a paper application (see above), a conference observation, a professional conversation assessment and a professional conversation on the specialist criteria.
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