CIJ have been engaged by WorkSafe to identify opportunities to use restorative justice conferencing to repair or heal harm already caused to an injured worker.
CIJ have been engaged by Worksafe to undertake a project that will include:
- The development of an experience map representing the injured worker’s experience, at a high level, through the enforcement and disputation processes with a view to better understand opportunities for change and potential use of restorative justice conferencing.
- An end-to- end review of the enforcement and dispute processes with recommendations for change and opportunities.
- A report that recommends a model (or models) of restorative justice conferencing to complement the enforcement and disputation processes.
The intent of this project is to identify opportunities to use restorative justice conferencing with the aim to repair or heal harm already caused to the injured worker and avoid potential harm that might arise as a result of the disputation or enforcement processes. This project will also respond to the Ombudsman Victoria’s recommendation that a review be conducted of the current dispute resolution model for workers compensation, in particular the process following unsuccessful conciliation, to ensure the model is fair and timely. The project will be delivered in three phases over the course of 12 to 15 months.