Restorative justice project gets two more years

Project Turnaround, the provider of restorative justice in South Canterbury, has been given the green light to continue for another two years.

Timaru District Council’s community services group manager, Sharon Matson, said yesterday Project Turnaround had been advised verbally that it had secured the tender for providing the service over the next two years. “Until we see the final contract, we cannot provide more detail than that in terms of our numbers that need to be delivered.”

Project Turnaround is a concept being used to resolve crime. It focuses on redressing the harm to victims while holding offenders to account for their actions.

Last month, the Ministry of Justice announced there would be a shake-up to the way restorative justice services were offered.

It was understood the ministry would look for fewer providers, who would deliver the service across a wider area. Continue reading

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