Speakers    Opening Introduction   Dr Vick Kelly, USA The emotions of connectedness and Wellbeing’ Vick is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  He was co-founder of the Silvan S. Tomkins Institute in 1991.  As its first Training Director, he was involved in on the of the initial presentations of restorative justice principles to an audience in the USA and Mayor of Philadelphia. He is currently Chairman of the Board and integral in the expansion of the organisation as The Tomkins Institue: Applied Studies in Motivation, Emotion and Cognition.  His practice has included work with children, individuals, couples and families since 1975. His Honour Principal Youth Court Judge AJ Becroft, New Zealand His Honour Judge Andrew Becroft was appointed Principal Youth Court Judge of New Zealand in June 2001. Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and educated at Rongotai College, Wellington, Judge Becroft graduated from Auckland University in 1981 with a BA/LLB (Hons) degree. He practised in Auckland with the firm Fortune Manning & Partners. In 1986 he assisted with the establishment of the Mangere Community Law Centre and worked there as the Centre’s senior solicitor until 1993. He then worked as a criminal barrister in South Auckland until his appointment to the Wanganui District Court in 1996. Judge Becroft is a former council member of the Auckland District Law Society and the New Zealand Law Society. He is current editor of LexisNexis "Transport Law". Judge Becroft is currently the Patron of the New Zealand Speak Easy Association Inc, which assists those with various forms of speech impediment. He is also President of the NZ Tertiary Students Christian Fellowship. Dr Angus Hikairo Macfarlane, New Zealand Angus Hikairo Macfarlane is of the Te Arawa waka (tribal area designated by way of the name of the tribe’s traditional navigational vessel) and its confederate tribes in the central north island of New Zealand. He is an experienced educator and practitioner and has been an advisor and professional development provider for national entities on many projects.  The thrust of his activities focus on the exploration of cultural concepts and strategies that positively influence educational practice. He has presented papers on culturally responsive educational approaches for improving motivation and learning, throughout the world.  In 2003 Angus Macfarlane was awarded the inaugural Research Fellowship by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.  In 2004 his landmark book, Kia hiwa rā! Listen to culture – Māori students’ plea to educators, was published, and he was a recipient of a Tohu Kairangi award, a citation for academic achievement in Māori education.  Another book, Discipline, Democracy and Diversity, was published in August 2007.  In December 2010 Dr Macfarlane was presented with the Tohu Pae Tawhiti Award, acknowledging his significant contribution to Māori research over a notable period of time. This year will see the launch of his co-edited book Responsive Pedagogy: Engaging restoratively with challenging behaviour. Dr Macfarlane is Professorof Māori Research at the University of Canterbury. Kim Workman, New Zealand Kim Workman, Director ‘Rethinking Crime and Punishment’  Of Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, and Rangitaane descent, Kim started his public service career as a police officer in 1959. Since then Kim has pursed a long and prestigious career in the justice arena. In 1989, after a short stint as Deputy Secretary, Maori Affairs , Auckland Region, Kim was appointed as an Assistant Secretary (Penal Institutions) Department of Justice where he oversaw a major reform of the prison service.In 2003, Kim was awarded a second Churchill Fellowship, to study offender re-integration in Detroit, USA. In 2005, Kim was the joint recipient (with Jackie Katounas) of the International Prize for Restorative Justice. The award was created to honour a person or organisation responsible for significantly advancing restorative justice around the world.Kim’s address will be around the use of rj in reintegrating prisoners into the community. Esther King, New Zealand Esther King has been the General Manager of Social Policy and Justice at the Ministry of Justice since September 2010.  Amongst other things, the unit is responsible for restorative justice, youth justice, victims rights and alcohol law reform.  Prior to this role Esther had extensive involvement in the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process.  She started with the Office of Treaty Settlements in 1999 and has been involved in reaching Treaty settlements with iwi all over the country.  She has also had involvement in a number of contemporary Crown/Maori relationship matters. The Chief Justice, Rt. Hon. Dame Sian Elias, New Zealand The Right Honourable Dame Elias is the 12th Chief Justice of New Zealand and the first woman to be appointed to that office.  She graduated from Auckland University with an LLB Honours Degree in 1970 and was admitted to the New Zealand Bar the same year. She studied at Stanford University, from which she graduated in 1972 with a Master's Degree in Law.  Following her return to New Zealand, Dame Sian worked first as a solicitor and then as a barrister in Auckland.  In 1984-1989 she was a member of the Law Commission working particularly on the reform of company law. In 1988, Dame Sian was appointed a Queen's Counsel.  She appeared in a number of significant cases, including cases concerning the Treaty of Waitangi. She was awarded a Commemorative Medal in 1990 in recognition of services to the legal profession. In 1995, Dame Sian was appointed Judge of the High Court in Auckland.  On 17 May 1999, she was appointed Chief Justice of New Zealand and was made a Dame Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. The Chief Justice was appointed a Privy Councillor in 1999 and first sat on the Privy Council in 2001. When in 2003 the Supreme Court Act established a final Court of Appeal in New Zealand, the Chief Justice became the head of the new Supreme Court.  That court began sitting in July 2004. When the Governor-General is unable to perform the functions of office or is absent from New Zealand, the Chief Justice is authorised and empowered to perform those functions as the Administrator of Government under the Letters Patent. Judge Carolyn Henwood, New Zealand The Confidential Listening and Assistance Service Judge Carolyn Henwood is currently a member of the New Zealand Parole Board and   has 22 years experience as a District and Youth Court Judge, most recently on an  acting warrant.  During that time she has been involved with a range of youth and criminal   justice issues as well as sitting on a number of government bodies.  In 2006 Judge  Henwood was appointed as a special adviser for the implementation of the Te  Hurihanga  youth justice programme, which aims as preventing re-offending by young people.  In recent years Judge Henwood’s focus has moved to the areas of mediation and negotiation.  In 2006 she attended programmes on both at Harvard Law School.  These areas she will continue to pursue. Paul Nixon, New Zealand Paul Nixon, Chief Social Worker - Child, Youth and Family Paul Nixon is a Social Worker from the UK who has worked for more than 20 years in Child welfare and protection, always in a statutory setting. His previous job was as Head of Social Work for England's largest county North Yorkshire. Paul has only recently moved to New Zealand with his wife, Nici and their 3 children Carys, Haydn and Rhianna. Paul is originally from Wales but has always been interested and inspired by practice and innovations from New Zealand, particularly Restorative Justice, Whanau / kinship care and FGCs.  Paul has written a number of books on Social Work and numerous articles and chapters. He has provided training and consultancy on Social Work around the world. He and his family are delighted to be in New Zealand. Katy Hutchison, Canada Author of ‘Walking After Midnight: One Woman's Journey Through Murder, Justice and Forgiveness’ Katy, the mother of eighteen-year old twins, Emma and Sam, resides with her family in British Columbia.  She moved to Vancouver Island thirteen years ago, following the murder of her husband Bob McIntosh.  After Bob’s death in 1997 Katy waited for five years while the police worked tirelessly to obtain the evidence to prosecute and convict his killers.  Immediately following the arrest that finally took place, Katy initiated a face-to-face meeting with the Ryan Aldridge, the young man responsible for Bob's death. Her deep belief in the power of restorative justice emerged from that meeting and was strengthened through her subsequent work with the perpetrator. Katy developed her perception of the societal forces and lack of understanding amongst young people that created the circumstances that led to Bob’s death.  She grew to recognize the need to advise and educate young members of the community about the risks that arise with the combination of young people, alcohol, and a lack of supervision. Katy invited Ryan to help share that message with young people and together they have told their story to thousands of young people. Katy currently divides her time between working with her husband Michael in his law practice and her growing professional speaking career.  For further information go to www.katyhutchisonpresents.com   Keynote Speakers After Dinner Speaker Split Plenary Session Speakers