What We Do
Understanding that families experience divorce as one of the greatest life traumas, the restorative justice-informed mediated divorce can position parties to hold necessary tough conversations in respectful and non harmful ways and help parties to reformulate their families for effective co-operative parenting beyond divorce, where minor children are involved.
These processes are adaptable and resilient and can be conducted online via private webinar platforms.
Commercial Mediation and Arbitration
Labour and Employment Mediation and Arbitration
This does not always mean that the relationship is reconciled but it does mean there are far less expulsions and exclusions and/or other punitive outcomes and protracted labour disputes that may affect the whole of the business or the whole of the individual lives involved.
Chairing of Dismissal Processes
We offer training in the skills required to chair such processes as well as the skills needed to identify potential to mediate outcomes and introduce restorative results. This may help prevent some of the social problems associated with discipline-related suspensions and exclusions from the workplace that may serve to perpetuate destructive cycles.
Medical Negligence Mediation and Arbitration
Restorative justice-informed approaches to these matters via mediation and/ or arbitration can offer more efficient, less traumatic and economically debilitating solutions and ones that carry far greater reparative outcomes.
Chairing of High Conflict Board Meetings, Bodies Corporate Meetings, AGMs and Dialogue Processes
Chairing of High Conflict Board Meetings, Bodies Corporate Meetings, AGMs and Dialogue Processes:
Appointing a highly skilled mediator, especially with depth of understanding in restorative justice, can save time, money and business, community and institutional relationships.
Many of us resent meetings precisely because we doubt their efficacy. A mediator can help set and accomplish goals for meetings and can lead the way in having the toughest of discussions in deeply respectful terms.
Restorative Justice in Schools, Workplaces and Criminal Matters
ADR Network South Africa has taught, practiced and promoted the shift from punitive thinking to restorative thinking across society for over a decade. We teach, practice and promote these methods in various areas notably schools, workplaces and criminal matters. Through victim centric restorative processes, we have aided victims to healing, restoration and protection in sexual violence, personal injury, medical injury and hate crimes. Through these processes many perpetrators have been restored in ways vital for the overall wellbeing of society.
Property and Land Disputes
Restorative justice-informed mediation and arbitration can bring resolution to land and property disputes in restorative ways aimed at ensuring that each party comes away with what they need in the circumstances. This kind of dispute can be life disrupting, life altering and life suspending. Highly skilled and qualified restorativists can help to ensure true justice and fairness in less adversarial, less cumbersome and less expensive processes. We teach, practice and advocate for these methods of dispute resolution.