Restorative justice (RJ) is an opportunity to repair the harm caused to a person and/or business to address the impact of wrongdoing. Participation in RJ Services are voluntary.
For Persons Harmed (victims) and their guardians and/or supporters, it allows them a chance to ask questions, to get answers and have a say in how to repair the harm they have experienced; in a safe and supportive place. The RJ process is designed to support them to move forward and heal. RJ Services strives to include the rights of victims as identified in the Canadian Victim Bill of Rights;
Right to Information
Right to Participation
Right to Restitution
Right to Protection
For Persons Who Caused Harm (accused) and their guardians and/or supporters, it allows them an opportunity to understand the impact of their actions; in a safe and supportive place. The RJ process is designed to support them in moving forward by supporting ways to repair the harm. RJ Services strives to include the rights of accused as identified in the Criminal Code of Canada and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
RJ Services seek to discover answers to these and many more questions;
What has happened?
How were people affected?
What can be done to repair the harm?
For more information about RJ Services contact:
Margaret CLARK, Manager of Restorative Justice Canadian Mental Health Association Vernon & District
Email: [email protected] 3010 31st Avenue
Phone: (250) 550-7846 Vernon, BC V1T 2G8
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