Is restorative justice right for me?
Restorative Justice provides the opportunity for people who have been harmed, and those responsible for the harm, to come together to talk about what happened and why, how they have been harmed and some of the ripple effects on the wider community. Together we look collectively at how the needs that have occurred as a result of the harm can be addressed.
There are a range of ways that those who have been hurt, those responsible for causing hurt through their sexual behaviour and their families can participate in restorative justice processes with Project Restore. We will work with all involved to tailor make a process that meets the needs of all participants while remaining driven by the victim/survivor’s needs at all times.
The process is not right for everyone all of the time – to ensure that the process can be done safely, it is important that victims/survivors have good support (from friends and family and/or a counsellor) and ways of managing the intense emotions that these processes can trigger, and that those who might have caused harm are ready and able to take responsibility and make honest amends.