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Fifth Restorative Practices International Conference

In Hobart, Tasmania, 23 – 25 March, 20152015conf

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 now, and more will be posted as they are available. Click here for more information.


Fourth Restorative Practices International Conference

RPI partners with the Victorian Association for Restorative Justice (VARJ) and the Neighbourhood Justice Center (NJC)


“Broadening Restorative Perspectives;

An International Conference”

17-20 June 2013 

In Melbourne Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Fairer rules, processes and outcomes are changing the way people experience justice. But how well are these programs known and understood? How can stories be shared across sectors and across disciplines and what will turn good practice into common practice?

Designed for people working in schools, in justice, with families and in workplace relations.

PDF files of many of the workshops are now available. Click here.


Third Restorative Practices International Conference

In partnership with Restorative Justice Aotearoa (RJA)

Wellington, New Zealand

“Whanaungatanga: building relationships through restorative practices”

23-27 November 2011

Amora Hotel

Wellington, New Zealand

In conjunction with the 5th national conference of Restorative Justice Aotearoa, RPI’s third international conference attracted over 350 delegates from around the world who gathered to learn, share ideas, and support the ever-growing community of restorative practitioners.

Interested in conference proceedings from this conference?

To view the entire Conference Programme click here.

Download the 2011 Conference Handbook.

To view Downloadable PDF files of the Presentations click here.

Second Restorative Practices International Conference

Vancouver at sunset

‘Widening Our Lens – Connecting Our Practice’

31 May – 3 June 2009

Coast Plaza Hotel, Downtown Vancouver

Canada, BC.

Despite a major pandemic of Swine Flu and the Global Economic Crisis, the 2nd International Conference in partnership with the Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University went ahead and was an outstanding success for those involved.

Interested in conference proceedings from this conference?

Download the 2009 Conference Handbook

Inaugural Restorative Practices International Conference

‘Best Practice in Restorative Justice – Transformational Change’

16 – 19 October 2007

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

This conference was considered an outstanding success by conference participants and provided a wonderful opportunity for those involved to share best practice in the field across schools, prisons, policing, communities, workplaces and within justice.

Interested in conference proceedings from this conference? Download the 2007 Conference Handbook