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Restorative Justice Project Developer - Sexual and Family Violence

Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre

The Restorative Justice Project

The Restorative Justice Project is a new and unique restorative justice (RJ) program in Australia that focusses on, and is guided by, the needs and perspectives of survivors of sexual and family violence. The Restorative Justice Project combines research and practice to develop initiatives to advance and promote restorative justice practices in NSW for adults, children and youth harmed by sexual violence.

The Restorative Justice Project’s primary objective is to advance survivor-oriented, restorative justice responses to sexual and domestic violence. Our practices are survivor-lead, and centred on the person harmed to ensure their needs are heard and kept paramount. However, in creating safe experiences, relationships and communities through addressing the impacts and harm caused by sexual and family violence; The Restorative Justice Project also supports and advocates for; evidence-based treatment, support and services for people responsible for harm.

Background to The Restorative Justice Project

The Restorative Justice Project began two years ago as an alliance of Thea Deakin-Greenwood (Solicitor and 2019 Churchill Fellow) and Dr Jane Bolitho (Incoming Associate Professor, Victoria University NZ, in restorative justice). The work has since become a partnership between Central Tablelands and Blue Mountains Community Legal Centre (CTBMCLC) and Dr Jane Bolitho.

Seed funding

In October 2020 The Restorative Justice Project obtained seed funding to enable The Restorative Justice Project to engage a specialist restorative justice practitioner to develop a best practice model, manual and resources for the purpose of implementing a demonstration restorative justice project in NSW.

We are seeking a self-motivated, dedicated individual with exceptional writing skills who shares a commitment to restorative justice for those who have been harmed by sexual and family violence.

Any questions about the role can be directed to Thea@eeclc.org.au, using the subject line: Restorative Justice Project Developer - Sexual and Family Violence enquiry via EthicalJobs or phone 4704 0208.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 22 January 2021. Interviews are likely to be conducted in the following 2 weeks.

Selection criteria and a position description are attached.

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