Restorative justice

Accreditation and endorsements

Restorative justice accreditation, and endorsement, recognises the skills that you develop through training and real-case experience and ensures you can meet Ministry of Justice practice standards.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

Levels of Accreditation

There are three levels of accreditation for restorative justice facilitators:

  1. Trained Status
  2. Facilitator Accreditation
  3. Facilitator Advanced Accreditation

Once have Facilitator Accreditation you can apply for two specialist endorsements:

  • Specialist Endorsement for working with Family Violence (FV)
  • Specialist Endorsement for working with Sexual Violence (SV)

Restorative justice accreditation and endorsement guide [PDF]


Accreditation details

Trained Facilitators

  • Have completed the 5-day training course and all pre-course modules
  • Have the skills to facilitate restorative justice cases with an accredited facilitator

Learn more about training | Download the application form | Submit your application

Accredited Facilitators

  • Have the skills to facilitate restorative justice cases
  • Have completed facilitator training or have recognition of prior learning
  • Have co-facilitated at least five restorative justice conferences

See the assessment criteria | Download the application form | Submit your application

Advanced Facilitators

  • Have the skills to facilitate complex cases
  • Are capable of supervising or mentor others

See the assessment criteria | Download the application form | Submit your application

Family Violence Endorsed Facilitators

  • Have significant experience and training in the specialist area
  • Already hold, or are apply co-currently for, restorative justice facilitator accreditation
  • Have co-facilitated at least five restorative justice conferences

See the assessment criteria | Download the application form | Submit your application

Sexual Violence Endorsed Facilitators

  • Have significant experience and training in the specialist area
  • Already hold, or are apply co-currently for, restorative justice facilitator accreditation Or are a victim or offender specialist
  • Have co-facilitated at least five restorative justice conferences

See the assessment criteria | Download the application form | Submit your application


Renew your accreditation

Accreditations and endorsements are issued for three years. You will be sent a reminder to renew your accreditation before it expires.

To renew your accreditation you need to have completed professional development and maintained your skills through restorative justice practice.

Use our online tracker to keep note of your practice hours and continued professional development (CPD) hours as you complete them. Login to view your accreditation details and expiry dates, print certificates and and track CPD hours.

TRACK YOUR CPD Check your accreditation expiry

Ready to renew your accreditation?

You can read about the renewal process, in the guide below.
Restorative justice accreditation and endorsement guide [PDF]

Download the application form - no specialist endorsements | Download the application form - with specialist endorsements | Submit your application


More information

For more details about accreditation and endorsements, including the assessment process and criteria, download the guide:

Restorative justice accreditation and endorsement guide [PDF]

You can read more about the professional conversation assessment here:

Professional conversation: What to expect and how to prepare [PDF]

Worried about whether your reports meet the report writing standards?

- Take a look at Module 6: Report writing; Te tuhinga
- You can also download and use our report template
- Or watch a webinar video about how to write the conference report