Restorative justice is about returning a sense of safety for all participants, reintegration and accountability.
Restorative justice is for the person harmed (victim) first and foremost with a focus on the person who caused harm
(offender). Participation is voluntary. The person harmed agrees to the referral. The person who caused harm must
admit to the harm (crime or wrong-doing) and agrees to the referral. Referrals for restorative justice are received
directly from the RCMP and other referral sources within the Vernon/North Okanagan area.
Everyone is prepared by an RJ to meet face-to-face and discuss:
“How were people affected?”
“What can be done to repair the harm?”
Our logo represents the person harmed, person who caused harm, guardians and
supporters, community and the RJ Team coming together in a circle to reach an
agreement that lists activities on how to repair the harm.