Beyond Punishment: Restorative Justice and Adult Offending

6 March 2013

This event is booked out, please email to be placed on the waitlist.


The introduction of restorative justice for adult offenders represents a compelling new direction in the criminal justice system. It offers a real and persuasive alternative to the adversarial system. This seminar will explore the value and challenges of restorative justice for adult offenders, victims and communities at different stages of the criminal justice system. John McDonald will give the key note address on 'Restorative Justice: Some Big Ideas'. The seminar will bring together a panel of experts to offer critical analysis of the emergence and impact of program developments for restorative justice practitioners and professionals.

The Honourable Greg Smith, NSW Attorney General and Minister for Justice, will launch the new book Restorative Justice: Adults and Emerging Practice published by the Sydney Institute of Criminology, at this seminar, providing a timely opportunity to reflect on key issues and developments in restorative justice for adult offending.


Book Launch: The Honourable Greg Smith, NSW Attorney General and Minister for Justice

Keynote Address:'Restorative Justice: Some Big Ideas', John McDonald, Managing Director, ProActive Resolutions

Panel members:
Kate Milner, Manager, Restorative Justice, Corrective Services NSW
Dean Hart, State Manager, Forum Sentencing, NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice
Professor Elena Marchetti, University of Wollongong

Chair: Dr Jasmine Bruce, University of New South Wales

The seminar will be of interest to restorative justice professionals - lawyers, police, magistrates, program managers, convenors and facilitators - policy-makers, academics and students.

This seminar is part of the Beyond Punishment series sponsored by NSW Corrective Services and hosted by the Sydney Institute of Criminology.

This seminar attracts 1.5 MCLE/CPD points.

Time: 6.00-7.30pm (Registration and Welcome drinks from 5.30pm)

Location: Common Room, Level 4, New Law School Building (F10), Eastern Ave University of Sydney

Cost: Fully booked. Please email to be placed on the waitlist.

Contact: PLaCE Coordinator

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 5f081f5926134e000c2b0334160e2b262f6a290821620f22