Speaker on Restorative Justice in New Zealand and the US: September 16

Posted on August 31, 2016

Haley Farrar Picture


Restorative Justice Practitioner, Trainer, & Researcher

Friday, September 16, 2016

Creating a Restorative City

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Boardroom, 330 S. Greene Street

Here are directions & a parking pass

Haley will share her current work with the Whanguanui Restorative City Initiative in New Zealand to support the integration of restorative justice into the city’s systems, structures, and culture. Recognizing that Greensboro has its own legacy around Truth and Reconciliation, which was informed by a South African example, how might Restorative Justice, as practiced in New Zealand, contribute to efforts to make Greensboro a place where all feel safe, respected, and protected?

What Does Restorative Justice Look Like 20 Years in the Future?

12:00-1:00pm (bring your lunch, we’ll provide drinks)

Pecky Cypress Room of the Alumni House, UNCG

Here are directions and parking instructions.

At times, New Zealand feels like it is decades ahead of the U.S.  in its implementation and use of Restorative Justice, but it hasn’t always been a smooth road to success. Are there lessons we can learn from our friends in the South Pacific? Haley will share a brief history of the New Zealand restorative journey and highlight key points of difference with the U.S., and lead a discussion regarding the path forward.


Haley is a restorative justice practitioner, trainer, and researcher. As a 2015 Fulbright Fellow to New Zealand, she undertook nationwide independent research on restorative justice facilitator standards, motivations and competencies. She has stayed on with Victoria University of Wellington as a project manager and researcher, and trainer with the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice.  She currently supports a wide range of efforts with the Chair, including building Restorative Communities within the Halls of Residence, and is a part of the research team working to develop an appreciative inquiry for the Whanganui Restorative City initiative.

Both events are free and open to the public. Please come join us! This is the first event of the 2016-2017 Community Engagement Speaker Series.


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