Back to RJ Archive

Pre-Conferencing Vital

June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Te Ara Whakatika: newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. November/December(19). Ministry of Justice, New Zealand. Downloaded 9 February 2004. Pp. 1.

Pat Atkinson works for the Waitakere Restorative Justice Community Group in New Zealand. She has facilitated more than twenty restorative justice conferences for the court-referred project there. Jay Clarke is a facilitator on Waiheke Island, where he has facilitated about thirty restorative justice conferences. In this article, they emphasize the importance of pre-conferencing xe2x80x93 the amount of preparation carried out before a conference xe2x80x93 to promote positive results for both the victim and the offender from a restorative justice conference. They use her own experiences as facilitators to provide concrete examples of pre-conferencing preparation and results.


AbstractConferencesCourtsFamiliesPolicePrisonsProgram DesignRestorative PracticesRJ and the WorkplaceRJ OfficeTeachers and StudentsVictim Support
Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now