A COVID-19 message to Project Restore NZ clients and stakeholders
Project Restore NZ is not an essential service during the lockdown period, but will continue to work remotely wherever possible and practicable.
Our main priority is to ensure participant safety at all times as we look at the suitability to continue, either liaising via telephone or video conferencing.
We will assess if participants have access to technology, external support services, a private space and the individual support people required to continue the Restorative Justice process.
If any of the above isn’t possible at this time, we will put the case on hold and pick it up at a later stage, post the lockdown period.
With all of this in mind, we are continuing to assess everything on a case by case basis, so if we haven’t been in touch already please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
He waka eke noa – we are all in this together.
The Project Restore NZ team.

PROJECT RESTORE NZ’s Picture of a possible future
New Zealand is known for its non-violent stance – we are free from cycles of sexual violence.

We restore a sense of humanity, justice and dignity, when sexual harm has occurred.  We believe that the experience of restorative interaction has the power to model compassionate behaviour which breaks wider cycles of sexual harm, hurt and violence now and for future generations.

We provide a “kiwi made” world class survivor centered Restorative Justice approach to “putting things right” where sexual harm has occurred 

Collaboration, generosity, kindness, manaakitanga, respect, responsibility
(how we articulate our values is an active project (April 2019))

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Comments from Project Restore participants:

“ I think they are a wonderful organisation, … it’s a wonderful set up, its private and confidential in every respect and very respectful in every detail.”

Person Responsible 1

“Project Restore has given our family the gift of communication and an opportunity to be honest in a safe environment”

Survivor 1

“ It was helpful when the survivor specialist gave hope and reality, the hope that the person responsible for sexual harm might ‘get it’, and the reality that they might not meet my expectations – it helped me feel less crazy when I felt an array of feelings when he didn’t get it as much … Continue reading Survivor 2

Survivor 2

“Project Restore has been good at identifying the different stages people are at, I wouldn’t have noticed if I had not been going through this process that we were all at different stages, its been an eye opener.”

Survivor 3