TAS – Visit by Churchill Fellow Bonnita Holland


The Tasmanian Chapter of RPI is pleased to announce their next seminar in Hobart on Thursday 31 October 2013. There will be a great panel with much experience in the child protection area to discuss the question, “will a restorative practices approach improve the protection of our children and support families?”

Please click here to download the invitation to attend.


Please contact John Lennox on jolona@netspace.net.au if you would like to join the Tasmanian chapter

Report as of 21 October 2012

The Tasmanian Chapter has been slow to grow but the Steering committee has been creating interest in Restorative Practices as a result of the recent visit to Tasmania by visiting Winston Churchill Fellow Bonnita Holland.

Bonnita was able, with the assistance of the Committee, to visit fourteen schools, and meet with Tasmania Police Early Intervention officers (who facilitate restorative conferences) as well as the contracted facilitators who work for Youth Justice. These visits enabled her to gain some perspectives on our practice as well as share some of her English experience.

Bonnita kindly agreed to support the Committee by presenting at an open forum at the Law Faculty of the University of Tasmania. Over eighty people attended from a range of occupations and many sought both further contact with Bonnita and the local RPI Chapter.

The Committee are current planning the next session which will be held in November.