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Who we are:

The Victorian Association for Restorative Justice (VARJ) represents restorative practitioners, researchers and policy-makers across the state of Victoria.

VARJ formed as an Incorporated Association in April 2005 to acknowledge and support the growing use of restorative practices in
youth and criminal justice, child protection and school behaviour management.

The Association continues to promote restorative practices in schools, justice, welfare, as well as workplaces, residential communities, community associations, and wherever else people are seeking fairer and safer ways to heal social harm.

VARJ IS A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION of individuals and organisations who work with restorative justice and restorative practices.


Restorative practices in healthcare

Listen to Jeremy Limpens talk about the need for restorative processes in the health sector at TEDx St Kilda earlier this year.  Jeremy was a participant at the 2014 VARJ Conflict Transformation through Conferencing Professional Development training.


Latest Announcements


Convenor Accreditation

VARJ is pleased to announce that the Group Conference Convenor Accreditation scheme is now operational.

Get your skills accredited with VARJ!


Transforming Conflict through Group Conferencing Training Workshop

November 23rd -25th, 2016


David Moore & Alikki Vernon

Click here for further information & registration details




Is, in essence, that the negative effects that people and incidences have on other people are not primarily issues of criminality or personal deficiency, but issues of interpersonal human relationships.

Holds that harmful actions, above all, damage interpersonal relationships.


Directly involve people affected by harmful acts in healing the practical and the emotional harm and seek to address that harm with healing.


VARJ acknowledges and respects the history, culture, diversity and values of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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VARJ is a member of the 

Smart Justice coalition!

Check the website for useful information about Restorative Practices and other smart justice

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