Restorative justice


15 Sep 2016

In February 2012, the consultant was engaged by the NT Department of Justice to undertake a review of Community Courts .

Community Courts began as a formal pilot project in 2005 within the NT Court of Summary Jurisdiction under the direction of the then...

Audio interview

30 Mar 2016

After a thirteen month inquiry, the findings of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence will be made public today. Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has promised to accept all of the report's recommendations. They're expected to cover how courts, police, community services and politicians can...


30 Mar 2016

The newly elected Andrews Government announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Family Violence in December 2014. The state government also announced the appointment of Fiona Richardson as Victoria's first Prevention of Family Violence Minister.

A number of high profile family violence incidents,...


22 Mar 2016

It is time to re-define our criminal justice system to redress the over-reliance on incarceration as the means of achieving safer communities. A substantive reconfiguration of mental health, disability and substance misuse services is essential to provide comprehensive treatment rather than punish for vulnerable people....


4 Jul 2015

Two people worked tirelessly to bring about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. Journalist, Joanne McCarthy, and former NSW police officer, Peter Fox, exposed the extent of sex abuse within the Catholic Church and spurred the Gillard Government to establish the...


20 Oct 2014

In an ideal world, restorative justice could be the "main system" for dealing with crime and the harm it causes, with traditional court systems operating "as backup", one of the world's leading scholars of restorative justice has argued.

In a lecture to the Institute...

Journal article

16 May 2014

This article discusses the history of restorative justice globally as well as elements particular to current restorative justice practices in New Zealand.

Introduction: In the opening pages of his recent book Crime, Punishment, and Restorative Justice, American author Ross London tells of what prompted...

Discussion paper

28 Feb 2013

This report outlines offending and justice issues in Western Australia, and recommends a policy shift to 'justice reinvestment', an approach that aims to address the risk factors of crime, crime prevention, and adequate rehabilitation of offenders.

This report provides details on:

current levels...

Journal article

28 Feb 2013

Restorative justice has been enthusiastically embraced in many justice systems as an alternative to incarceration for young adult and Indigenous offenders. But how well does it work?


17 Oct 2006

Hannah McGlade who writes about how Aboriginal women and girls are being discriminated against by the criminal justice system on the basis of their Aboriginality and gender, notwithstanding the existence of formal legislation prohibiting such discrimination. In examining the legal system's unequal treatment of Aboriginal...


15 Aug 2003

The document collates statistics on ADR that are routinely collected and contained in publicly available web-based or printed documents, especially published annual reports. Organisations may collect statistics that are not published and some may have conducted one off research studies or surveys. Such statistics are...



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