Haley Farrar, J.D. has been a research assistant and project manager with the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice at Victoria University of Wellington since 2015.
Haley came to New Zealand as a 2015 Fulbright Fellow. During this time, she undertook nationwide independent research on restorative justice facilitator standards, motivations and competencies in an attempt to uncover what makes a "good" restorative practitioner.
She currently supports a wide range of efforts with the Chair, including the co-creation of a Restorative Justice and Restorative Community program at the University and its Halls of Residence. Haley holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon in 2011, and is a licensed attorney in the state of Colorado.
Haley believes first and foremost in relationships. Restorative practices have become the natural place for her passion, stemming from her background in social justice and a deep care for the wellbeing of those in crisis.
In addition to her work in restorative practices, one of her proudest achievements is the successful and fun community garden she ran with friends out of her yard while living in Denver, which she one day hopes to resurrect.