Why Newcastle?

Newcastle has pockets of disadvantage in relation to unemployment, income, education, housing, child welfare, and criminal justice. It has recently faced challenges due to the erosion of traditional industry & employment opportunities. While plans are underway for urban renewal in the city’s CBD, Newcastle is also in need of social, cultural and economic renewal. Transforming Newcastle into a restorative city could make a significant contribution to this broad renewal.

Below are a series of videos from organisations in NSW who work predominately in the restorative practice area outlining the nature of their work and how restorative practices are utilised in their daily work.


NSW Police - Newcastle City Local Area Command


VOCAL - Victims of Crime Assistance League NSW


Life Without Barriers


Drug Court NSW