Newcastle as a Restorative City - Symposium

NED is proud to be supporting Mary Porter's involvement with a Restorative Practice project - "Newcastle as a Restorative City"

From the Symposium Information:

The Newcastle Law School welcomes colleagues to Newcastle, NSW Australia for the, ‘Newcastle as a Restorative City Symposium: Justice, Community, Education and Health’ held on Thursday 14th June to Friday 15th June 2018.

We are holding this symposium to kick-start an initiative to transform Newcastle into a restorative city, driving regional impact by building social cohesion and healthy communities

The symposium will be held at the University of Newcastle’s landmark education precinct, NeW Space located in the heart of the CBD at 409 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300.


The symposium will examine the use of restorative approaches and practices internationally and in Australia. Participants will hear from international keynote speakers who have been instrumental in developing restorative cities around the world.

Pre-symposium workshops held on Wednesday 13th June will be targeted at professionals who wish to gain further skills to implement restorative practices in their workplaces.

The symposium will discuss and review what makes restorative cities, restorative justice programs and restorative practices different. Restorative cities are safer, happier, hopeful places where all members of the community share in progress and urban renewal. Examples of restorative cities around the world include Hull and Leeds (UK), Oakland (USA), Whanganui (New Zealand) and Canberra.

We are seeking leaders, policy makers, people and professionals from all backgrounds from Newcastle, Australia and overseas who share an interest in:

  • restorative cities
  • restorative justice programs
  • restorative practices
  • therapeutic justice and
  • the application of these approaches in Newcastle, Australia.


More details are on the website of the University of Newcastle