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Who is Restorative Justice?

There are many different providers of restorative justice in New Zealand. Each group provides services to a particular court or courts. The Restorative Justice Trust (TRJT) offers restorative justice services to the Western Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.

TRJT is a Registered Charity and was established as the Tauranga Moana Restorative Justice Trust in 2004.  The Trust is governed by a voluntary Board made up of people with a strong range of skills and different perspectives. We try to ensure that the Board contains people with experience supporting victims and offenders as well as dedicated seats for Tangata Whenua nominated by the Police Maori Advisory Group.

 

Restorative Justice meetings are run by our trained facilitators.

They come from a variety of professional backgrounds and have all undergone extensive training in restorative justice facilitation. They are also required to attend monthly training and supervision to ensure that their skills are kept up to date.

Last but not least, we employ a manager and an Operations Team to ensure that TRJT runs smoothly and that cases are dealt with promptly and to agreed timeframes.

All members of TRJT are independent of the court processes and seek only to provide an opportunity for victims and offenders to meet in a safe, controlled environment, to talk about what happened and what needs to happen to put things right.

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