Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

What does a Restorative Justice Convenor do?

  • A Restorative Justice Convenor organises and facilitates restorative justice conferences.
  • A Restorative Justice Conference is a meeting between a young person who has committed a crime and the people affected by that crime. The purpose of these conferences is to repair the harm caused by the offending behaviour and help a young person understand the impact of crime.
  • The Restorative Justice Convenor is a neutral party in the conference and helps the young person and the people affected by the crime to talk about what happened, and how they were affected by the crime.


  • On-the-job training is provided to help you achieve the required accreditation as a Restorative Justice Convenor.
  • There are no mandatory qualifications associated with these roles, however qualifications in Youth Justice or Community Services are highly desirable.
  • Any paid or voluntary experience in community work, group work or working with young people is also favourable.


When reviewing candidates for employment, we take into consideration:

  • paid or voluntary group work or work with young people
  • knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
  • experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities is also highly regarded.

Successful Restorative Justice Convenors have:

  • an understanding of restorative justice principles
  • the ability to build rapport and work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • facilitation and active listening skills
  • questioning skills
  • time management and organisation skills
  • an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Last reviewed
12 November 2018
Last modified
20 November 2018

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