Restorative Mapping Dashboard

Use it to locate Australian Restorative Practitioners and Organisations.

Practitioner
NSW

Maurizio commenced his teaching career in 1980, believing that being respectful, and maintaining the dignity of others, achieved better results than that of a punitive approach.

In 2000, he...

Practitioner
ACT

Shawn believes Restorative Practice is especially powerful in facilitating change, healing and development in times of conflict due to its capacity to address issues related to the past, the...

Practitioner
NSW

Rachael, the founder of Taster Property Inc, has been a community services professional spanning across 30 years. Her experience is in children, families and youth services.

The use of...

Practitioner
QLD

Malcolm was practicing the principles of Restorative Justice long before he ever knew such a thing existed.

Some 20 years ago, Malcolm was a salesman selling equipment to surf lifesaving...

Practitioner
Tas

When Karen was researching physical activity in schools in 2005, she realised that children's behaviour was an issue schools struggled to respond to in a way that was supportive.

As she...

Practitioner
NSW

To provide survivors of sexual violence, those responsible, their families and communities with a survivor-oriented restorative practice in the community. Our approach, Practice Framework and...

Practitioner
QLD

As with many who work in the education area, Sue's conversion to the principles of Restorative Practice came through the training she undertook with Marg Thorsborne.

When working in the...

Practitioner
SA

When Sonia first arrived at Balaklava High School as Principal in 2019 there was a great deal of violent and unhealthy behaviour in the school yard which resulted in poor school culture that...

Practitioner
Vic

As a passionate educator and school leader, Adam learnt about Restorative Practice, saw its potential, and implemented it in the schools he was leading in. As a result, he became more effective...

Practitioner
QLD

The Dispute Resolution Centre was established in 1990 and in 1992, Marg O'Donnell, the then Executive Manager, became aware of the early work of Terry O'Connell in the Restorative Justice field....

Practitioner
Vic

David comes from a teaching background and intuitively knew there was a better way of integrating teaching and learning with whole of school relationships and behaviour management. He became aware...

Practitioner, Training
SA

I spent many years working in Youth Justice and got to a stage where I was watching the sector not know how to treat those whose job it was to support our most at risk young people, families and...

Practitioner
ACT

A significant gap had been identified within the release and parole arrangements for Aboriginal prisoners who did not have strong connections to the community.

Prisoners and their families...

Practitioner
Vic

In 2005, Jane was at a school which had a traditional punitive way of working with a strong focus on effective Behaviour Management strategies. While many elements of their strategies were...

Practitioner
QLD

More than four years ago it was recognised that the traditional punitive system of discipline was not working, and that learning opportunities to equip students to become conflict competent were...

Practitioner
ACT

The Ngunnawal Centre is the focal point for Indigenous students at the University of Canberra.

While at UC studying law, Wayne became well known to many Ngunnawal elders at the centre and...

Practitioner
QLD

As with many who work in the Restorative Practice field, Sue's introduction was through attending a Marg Thorsborne training course some 14 years ago.

At the time, she was working in a...

Practitioner
QLD

As with many in the Queensland education system, Felicity's first exposure to Restorative Practice came from attending a Marg Thorsburn training course.

At the time, Felicity was working as...

Practitioner
ACT

Tiffany has worked in the education field for more than 20 years and realised early in her career, that in order to overcome systemic barriers, Restorative Practice processes were the way to go...

Practitioner
QLD

2015 was a very turbulent year, including the suicide of a student and the death of the principal. This resulted in significant grieving and hurt and was a very unsettling time for all those in...

Practitioner
QLD

William is interested in innovative justice pratices that address the needs and accountability of offenders, allow victims to directly participate in and have redress for harms caused to them, and...

Practitioner
NSW

As with many Restorative Practice practitioners, both Liz and Vic's respective journeys began with a meeting with Terry O'Connell.

For Liz, it was in 1996 when she attended an introductory...

Practitioner
Vic

In 2014, CIJ undertook a research project into innovative responses to sexual offending. Following this, a pilot project was established in 2016/18 to offer Restorative Justice processes for...

Practitioner
Vic

When working as a young teacher in the Tuggeranong Valley in Canberra, Kristy met, and was inspired by, Peta Blood who had been contracted to work with a group of teachers to upskill them in...

Practitioner
QLD

Michael Power at the Queensland Health Victim Support Service was aware there was no structured opportunity for communication between people who had been harmed by mental health consumers and...

Practitioner
Vic

Kristin grew up in her birth country of Canada in a Mennonite community, where the principles of Restorative Practice were just accepted as the way things were done.

The first victim-...

Practitioner
SA

Over 20 years ago, working as a teacher and School Counsellor at Lonsdale Heights Primary School in Adelaide, Bill, along with his colleagues, instinctively knew there must be a better process of...

Practitioner
QLD

The program was originally developed by Dan Van Ness, and Prison Fellowship is recognised internationally as the leading organisation for the adoption of Restorative Justice within the prison...

Practitioner
NSW

Ruth's first exposure to Restorative Justice was as a young activist lawyer in South Africa during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 1996.

As South Africans, she describes how they...

Organisation
Vic

We believe in the dignity of all people and the importance of strong and healthy relationships required for each of us to flourish. The us of restorative approaches fits well with our values and...

Practitioner
NSW

Sunny's interest in Restorative Practice was born out of living at 'Bend', a consensus based intentional community in Bega, on the NSW far south coast. About 10 years ago, the community was...

Practitioner
NSW

Known internationally as the ‘cop from Wagga Wagga’, Terry developed a conference script [and restorative questions] in 1991 that are now used by the restorative movement throughout the world. ...

Practitioner
Vic

As an academic in the early 1990's, David's work included co-ordinating Justice Studies at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. He was thus 'in the right place, at the right time, with the...

Organisation
ACT

In 2018 Alison visited the restorative cities of Hull and Leeds to understand better how restorative principles are applied.  She was persuaded that there was an opportunity to incorporate...

Organisation, Practitioner
ACT

While working on my PhD, I came into contact with Professors John and Valerie Braithwaite from Regulatory Institution Network at the ANU, and realised the synergies that existed between the role...

Organisation, Practitioner
NSW

FISH is a children's rights and parent and family led organisation. We aim to improve outcomes for children through greater family inclusion. Children in Australia may experience damaged family...

Organisation, Practitioner
NSW

First introduced to Restorative Justice in 2015, as a way of reducing harm when students were going through a conduct process. Our journey has developed from there, to now shifting the focus from...

Organisation, Practitioner
ACT

Researching restorative approaches in child protection with Nathan Harris and Valerie Braithwaite in 2007 at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet, Australian National University...

Practitioner
Vic

Katrina has worked in youth counselling, and as a school chaplain, and had always had an interest in the restorative process. She had the opportunity of observing how the process was conducted...

Practitioner, Training
Vic

Angela spent almost 30 years in the Royal Australian Navy and during her career she held a role responsible for the management, training and reporting of unacceptable behaviour and conflict...

Organisation
ACT

Conflict Resolution Service has been operating for more than 30 years and continues to support families, workplaces and the community to prevent, manage and resolve conflict. CRS is a nationally...

Practitioner
NSW

St Brigid's is located in a very low socio-economic area with little or no Restorative Practice in any of the surrounding schools. When St Brigid's opened, the founding principal, Julie Terry, was...

Practitioner, Training
WA

Gabrielle began her journey in Restorative Practice 15 years ago after meeting Terry O'Connell. She discovered that Restorative Practice resonated with her approach in her counselling work with...

Practitioner
NSW

Debra intuitively knew the principles of what she now knows to be Restorative Practice were a more appropriate way to manage, however a chance meeting with Terry O'Connell gave her the framework...

Practitioner
NSW

Matt was first introduced to Restorative Justice by Terry O'Connell in 1991 when he was Chief of Detectives in Goulburn. It immediately resonated with him due to his inchoate intuition that...

Practitioner, Training
QLD

In her role as a school counsellor, Marg was tasked with, along with another colleague, developing a whole of school approach for responding to bullying. The conference process being used by NSW...

Practitioner
QLD

Kate has always been looking for ways to respond to conflict other than those she has learned and her culture  which often lead to war, violence and separation.

Restorative Practice and...

Practitioner
QLD

By 2003 Graeme had been teaching for 20 years and he was searching for a better way of working with young people than the traditional approach. It was at this time that he met Terry O'Connell, and...

Practitioner, Training
NSW

When researching business regulations in the 1980's, John would see things that were called 'exit conferences' at the end of inspections of coal mines and nursing homes, where many stakeholders...

Practitioner, Training
NSW

Sarah is passionate about developing responses to harm that give a voice to and are directed by those who have experienced harm. Sarah has experienced the harm and limits of adversarial system...

Practitioner
NSW

John believes that existing responses to each other when things go wrong, or when one of us harms another, almost always seem to be inappropriate, blunt, often making things worse, exclusive and...

Practitioner
ACT

A combination of professional and personal experience led me to join the Canberra Restorative Community Network in 2016. As a student I had volunteered in local organisations such as Legal Aid ACT...