WHO IS RESTORATIVE WORKS?
Restorative Works is a leading provider of training and consulting in Australia. Our practice has evolved significantly over the last decade to now encompass organisational change, community development and the provision of a range of specific strategies for assisting professionals who work in education, justice and other community settings.
As the Australian partners of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) we have an international presence and network. The IIRP is dedicated to the advanced education of professionals at the graduate level and to the conduct of research that can develop the growing field of restorative practices, with the goal of positively influencing human behaviour and strengthening civil society throughout the world.
Kerrie has over twenty years’ experience in the community services including Youth Justice, Homelessness, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol, Youth Development, Case Management and Program Design & Delivery. She started her career with fifteen years in Youth Justice in South Australia including on the ground work in youth detention facilities and home detention roles. She has gone on to build and lead two large not for profit youth services, both recognised for their strong staff culture and high levels of client and family engagement and outcomes.
Kerrie is known in the sector for her leadership and operational management, strategic and business development, service delivery, relationship and financial management and professional development and training.
Kerrie has transformed organisations using a deliberate and intentional restorative practice framework with staff as well as clients, resulting in being recognised and published in Business Review Weekly as Australia’s 6th best workplace based on a vigorous study into workplace culture.
Kerrie has extensive experience working in remote Aboriginal communities in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands and West Arnhem Land, setting up new services and consulting with existing service providers to better meet the needs of their communities.
Kerrie takes a proactive role in shaping the youth sector, sitting on several boards and networks, including chairing the Southern Youth Round Table and a member of South Australian Childhood Death and Serious Injury Review Committee and South Australian Youth Worker’s Association.
Kerrie is an accredited Restorative Practice Trainer by the International Institute of Restorative Practice, along with being an accredited trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, and Coaching Young People for Success. Providing ongoing accredited professional development training opportunities remains a cornerstone of Kerrie’s commitment to raise standards and service delivery of within the youth and community sectors.
Kerrie frequently lectures at TAFE and University in Youth Work, Youth Justice and Drug and Alcohol.
Grace is passionate about choice, inclusion and the right of all people to reach their full potential. She has more than 13 years’ experience working within the community sector, with a articular focus on youth justice, mental health, alternative education, and drug and alcohol addictions.
Grace has held leadership roles in large not for profit youth agencies and has led and run South Australia’s only 24-hour youth Drug and Alcohol service including sobering up unit and rehabilitation service. In these roles, Grace was instrumental in implementing accreditation and quality processes to improve case management outcomes and has taken the lead role in compliance activities, including auditing.
Grace has on the ground experience in case management, counselling, program design and delivery and staff support and supervision including services in remote Aboriginal communities in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands and West Arnhem Land.
With formal qualifications in Youth Work, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Youth Justice, Mental Health, Restorative Practice and Training and Education, Grace brings broad experience and insight to her role as accredited trainer, and has road experience in tailoring accredited training packages to suit different audiences.