Alex Zuur is a registered social worker and an accredited sexual harm restorative justice facilitator with significant experience in designing and implementing trauma informed responses to harm. She has a strong foundation in front line street outreach, complex case management, and clinical risk assessment.
She currently works for Victoria University, Aspen Restorative Consulting and Project Restore where she facilitates restorative processes for complex sexual harm and also provides training and consultation services to support organisations prevent and respond to sexual harm through holistic, trauma-informed and restorative strategies. Alex has also worked internationally and across New Zealand on designing and facilitating large scale reconciliation and restorative processes to address different types of institutional, historical and community wide harm.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. She is also trained as a trauma informed yoga teacher, as a mediator, and has a number of advanced certifications in complex restorative justice case facilitation.
Alex also enjoys the opportunity to give back to her community as a Search and Rescue Volunteer with Wellington LandSAR and finds nourishment from trail running, surfing and cooking.