Fifth Restorative Practices International Conference


Building restorative communities – in education, justice, cities, families, faith groups, neighbourhoods, defence and workplaces. The aim of the conference was to discuss and support the development of restorative practice in schools, prisons, workplaces, organisations, families and communities.

Many of the Keynote and Workshop presentations are available here below, and more will be posted as they become available. RPI extends sincere thanks to those presenters able to share their work with this wider audience here, and reminds visitors to respect the intellectual property rights of these presenters.

Keynote Addresses:

  • New Zealand story of the development of Restorative Practice – Judge Sir David J Carruthers [Carruthers]
  • The restorative city: Emperor’s new clothes or achievable paradigm shift? – Mr Chris Straker  [Straker Presentation]      [Straker Transcript]
  • Can restorative practice in schools build community? Evidence from around the world – Dr Hilary Cremin [Cremin]

Pre-Conference Workshop:

  • Affect and emotion in the Restorative school – Graeme George   [George Notes]

Conference Workshops:

  • I want to wake up and have this not be the first thing I think about, every day – Matthew Casey [Casey]
  • Language and restorative justice processes – Hennessey Hayes [Hayes]
  • Understanding people’s ‘colours’: Cultivating emotional intelligence in a bid to improve relationships in social environments – Dr Roelf Reyneke  [Reyneke]
  • Special needs and RP – Margaret Thorsborne [Thorsborne]
  • Restoring relationships – having the end in mind – David Vinegrad  [Vinegrad]
  • Parenting in windows: Restorative parenting: Restorative schooling – Bill Hansberry  [Hansberry1]  [Hansberry2]  [Hansberry3]
  • A day in the life of a restorative classroom – Kristy Elliott  [Elliott]
  • RJC to resolve infidelity as a precursor to couples therapy – Rexton D’Cruz  [D’Cruz]
  • Teaching restorative thinking and behaviour to junior primary – Jane Langley & Bill Hansberry  [Langley&Hansberry]
  • Our collective challenge: Bringing restorative justice from the periphery to the mainstream – Rob Hulls [Hulls]
  • Taking a stand against workplace bullying using narrative restorative conferencing – Debbie Dunn & Sue Davidson  [Dunn&Davidson]
  • Restorative practice and family mediation – Mike Wells  [Wells]
  • The emotion brain and the learning brain – Jane Langley [Langley]
  • Multiple perspectives on the development of a safe school culture within a new educational setting: A case study of cultural change in a Prep to Year 12 school in regional Victoria – Dr Lyndsey Iles [Iles]
  • Models for community involvement in restorative justice – Michael Wood [Wood1]   [Wood2]
  • Strategies to develop readiness for RP implementation -Sue Attrill, Margaret Thorsborne & Beverley Turner [Attrill,Thorsborne&Turner]
  • Environmental protection, Indigenous communities and restorative justice –  Professor Rob White [White]
  • Restorative practices in Catholic school communities – A transformative experience – Bronwyn Egan [Egan]
  • Deepening a whole school understanding of restorative practice – Nathan Karas, Tim VanWinden, Mario Bergamin, Ganesh Sundra, Rosalie Boxhall & Troy Roberts  [Karas et al]
  • Honouring relationships – A restorative journey to a restorative community – Chris Mills & Libby Farmer [Mills&Farmer]
  • Proactive classroom circles – Building classroom communities – Marg Armstrong [Armstrong]
  • Te Whanau Tahi – The way we do ‘family’ at Naenae College – Catherine Forster & Tania Campbell [Forster&Campbell]
  • Finding the balance: Restorative Justice and youth offending in Queensland – Christine Thomas  [Thomas]
  • Restorative practices for survivors of sexual or domestic violence: What’s holding us back? – Judge Fleur Kingham, Phil Stainton, Bettina Hall, Associate Professor Sharon Hayes & Anabel Newton [Hayes]  [Hayes2]
  • Unsettling white noise to help build stronger relationships – Dr Rose Carnes  [Carnes]
  • The restorative power of communities – Kerry Walker & Susan Anderson [Walker&Anderson]
  • Achieving outcomes for participants engaging in Project Restore’s restorative justice processes – Participants’ perspectives – Fiona Landon & Dr Shirley Jülich [Landon&Julich]
  • Restorative research: Appreciative evaluation of restorative practice – Terence Bevington [Bevington]
  • Whanganui: Towards a restorative city – Shelly Harkness & Jenny Saywood  [Harkness&Saywood]