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Jane Bolitho Appointed to RJI’s Global Advisory Council (New Zealand)-December 14, 2021
Lisa Rea, RJI President:
Martin Howard, Global Advisory Council member: (Australia)
December 14, 2021
3:00pm Pacific Standard Time
Press Announcement
Today Restorative Justice International (RJI) announced the appointment of Dr. Jane Bolitho (New Zealand) to RJI’s Global Advisory Council. Jane is the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice at Victoria University of Wellington. A native of Australia Dr. Bolitho is a highly respected expert in restorative justice, restorative practices, and violence and conflict resolution. Her work explores the experiences of those coming before criminal justice systems, the operations of formal and community-based justice systems, alternative models of resolution, and innovations in justice.
“Restorative Justice International is thrilled to welcome Jane to our Global Advisory Council team. She brings a wealth of deep expertise and passion to our diverse 15- member global team,” said Lisa Rea, RJI President. “Jane’s commitment to the expansion of victims-driven, and victims-led, restorative justice makes her a perfect fit to our Global Advisory Council. We look forward to working with her and sharing her innovative work with others,” said Lisa Rea.
RJI is an association and network of over 6900 members and affiliates from around the world including crime victims, ex-offenders, academics, human rights advocates, public policy experts, and exonerees. RJI is known for its cutting- edge efforts supporting systemic justice reform as well as societal change for the good through the use of restorative justice principles. RJI produces dynamic global podcasts showcasing restorative justice champions while introducing those who have experienced restorative justice first hand: victims/survivors of crime and violence.
For more on Dr. Bolitho visit:  About the Chair | Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice | Victoria University of Wellington (