Restorative Journeys provide training and consultancy services to help individuals, professionals and communities repair, build and maintain, strong, healthy relationships.
Our Restorative Journeys experts teach Restorative Practice strategies to people involved in education, criminal justice, social services, counselling, leadership, volunteer or other work.
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 various industries and community settings.
Restorative Journeys are proud to be the Australian partners of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) and have a global network of affiliates and international recognition. The IIRP is dedicated to advanced education of professionals at graduate level, and conduct research that helps develop the growing field of restorative practices. Together, the IIRP and Restorative Journeys strive to drive positive change by positively influencing human behaviour and strengthening civil society the world over.
Kerrie has over twenty years' experience in 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. Kerrie has established 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 skills. She also excels in 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. This resulted in Kerrie's organisation 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 Arnhem Land. She set up new services and consulted with existing service providers to enable them to better meet the needs of their communities.
Kerrie has also worked in Singapore where she presented a Keynote at the Lutheran Community Care Services (LCCS) Restorative Practice conference in November 2018. Kerrie also provided training to staff at Changi Prison, Singapore Girls home staff, Boys home staff and a range of other agencies.
Kerrie takes a proactive role in shaping the youth sector, sitting on several boards and networks, including chairing the Southern Youth Round Table. She is also a member of South Australian Childhood Death and Serious Injury Review Committee and the 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. The provision of accredited professional development training remains a cornerstone of Kerrie's commitment to raising standards and service delivery within the youth and community sectors. Kerrie also frequently lectures at TAFE and University in Youth Work, Youth Justice and Drug and Alcohol.
Restorative Practice is a social science that offers proven strategies for strengthening and repairing relationships. These proactive, responsive strategies provide the means to develop, repair and maintain healthy relationships that are the foundation of healthy communities. Restorative Practice training provides the skills required to manage and address conflict when it arises and focuses on the needs of all those who are impacted. This practice actively helps decrease crime, addresses antisocial behaviour and repairs and restores relationships at all levels.