What We Do

When there is a shared account of events and all parties are ready, we facilitate conversations which address questions about what happened, how come, why me, the harmful impact, allow the opportunity for the person causing the harm to take responsibility for their actions and apologise, and make commitments to what’s needed to move forward and address the harm they have caused.

We deliver this service using Project Restore’s ‘three-legged stool‘ model.

Where there is not a shared account of events, we can discuss an Alternative Resolution and/or Shuttle Mediation option if both parties agree that this process would be beneficial.

We receive feedback constantly from our participants on a case-by-case basis and evolve our process in appropriate individualised ways.





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PRNZ 3-legged model and why its unique

  • Project Restore NZ’s ‘three-legged stool’ model consists of an experienced restorative justice facilitator who has an in‐depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual violence and two specialists – a survivor specialist and a harmful sexual behaviour specialist both of whom have an in‐depth understanding of restorative justice and the dynamics of sexual violence, including the needs of victims/survivors or those who may cause harm through their sexual behaviour.

Videos explaining our work


Below are some testimonials from people who have been involved with Restorative Justice through Project Restore.

”I am writing to acknowledge the exemplary work that you and your Team have facilitated with this whānau.  I have been to many RJ processes however today was exceptional as I observed the restoration of Mana on all whānau members.  It was a privilege for me to be part of this process.  You and your Team make a difference!!!!!!!”
Gaylene Sharman
FFT-CW Cultural Advisor, Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services
“Gratitude for the service provided for my client who went through the Project Restore process. The facilitators were amazing, and the process has been incredibly healing for both her and [the person who caused harm]. My client has moved forward with her life with so much more confidence and happiness. Her nightmares ceased, she is no longer triggered when she is around the [person who caused harm], and she maintains healthy boundaries within her relationships.”
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MNZAC and ACC Registered Counsellor