Responding to Violent Extremism Following the 15th of March 2019 Mosque Attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand

Journal article | March 2020 | Available for purchase & free for members


A one size fits all methodology in the delivery of public services has merit by intention but flawed in practice and can generate poor impact outcomes. For people working within the justice system, there are finite resources to deliver services. People working in justice may think that what they do is the best for most people most of the time. How else could it be done given the restraints? However, when unprecedented events occur, the system must find unprecedented solutions. Today’s best-practice may no longer provide participant centric outcomes, and simply thinking about what can work is unlikely to achieve optimum outcomes. The author suggests their first message is don’t think, know.

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We thank the author of this article, Wayne F Marriott MA and the journal editor Russell Thirgood for their contribution to this journal.

Tags: Mediation, Trauma counselling, Community counselling, Christchurch, New Zealand