About

Who we are

We are a community based not-for-profit group providing restorative  services for victims of crime, offenders, whanau, support people.

We accept referrals from victims, offenders, judges, lawyers, probation officers, police officers, reintegration workers, parole boards,  schools, workplaces and neighbours etc. We accept referrals before sentencing, after sentencing and outside the courts.

Offenders acknowledge responsibility for their offending before a referral can progress.

We work with referrals concerning a wide range of offences including environmental pollution, wilful damage,  assault, burglary, sexual offending, careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury, rape, murder.

Victims, offenders, whanau, support people choose to take part restorative processes.
Our service is confidential.

Structure

We have a Trust Board of up to eight members (including the Chairperson) elected by our Annual General Meeting. The Board is able to co-opt members as required.

RJSOC has a full-time Manager, two part-time Restorative Justice Coordinators, part-time Office Manager and a team of contracted Facilitators. Our office is in Christchurch Community House  Te Whakaruruhau ki Otautahi.

Funding

Our heartfelt thanks to our donors, members and funders for encouraging and supporting us in our work: Ministry of Justice, NZ Lotteries Grants Board, St Mark’s Presbyterian Church, Anstiss-Garland Charitable Trust, NZ Community Post.

We welcome donations.

Current Personnel

Trustees:
Vaughan Milner (Chairperson)
Catherine Savage,  James Rapley,  Aaron Hapuku,  Ariana Johansson

 

Manager: Jennifer Cato
Restorative Justice Coordinators: Marsha Jordyn-Mullins, James Morrison
Office Manager: Linda Hamilton

The Trust Board meets monthly. If you would like any further information, please phone our office on 03 940 9497 or email office@restorativejusticechch.org.nz