Family violence and harm

Restorative justice in cases of family violence and harm – Learnings from the Porirua Model

This research explores the experiences of restorative justice professionals within a local initiative at the Porirua District Court, coordinating restorative justice with family violence programmes. The idea of developing a collaborative approach was driven by the desire to handle restorative justice family violence cases more safely and at the most appropriate time, given the other justice interventions being applied.

The report offers a contextual background, outlines the collaborative approach, and highlights the main achievements and challenges encountered by these professionals, as well as recommendations for policy and practice in this field.