Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan (RJS-NO)
Code of Ethics

AS A VOLUNTEER PRACTIONER OF THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE SOCIETY - NORTH OKANAGAN, I AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS, AND AFFIRM THAT I WILL RESPECT THIS CODE AT ALL TIMES.

  1. I BELIEVE IN THE DIGNITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND IN THE INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION.

  2. I WILL PERFORM ALL ASSIGNED TASKS TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY AND UPHOLD RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES.

  3. I DO AGREE THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL DESERVES COURTEOUS ATTENTION AND THAT HOSTILE, AGGRESSIVE PERSONS WILL BE TREATED IN AS COURTEOUS A MANNER AS POSSIBLE.

  4. I WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOUR, RELIGION, AGE, SEX OR NATIONAL ANCESTRY IN MY SERVICE TO THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE SOCIETY - NORTH OKANAGAN (RJS-NO) AND WILL ATTEMPT TO PREVENT SUCH DISCRIMINATION FROM OCCURRING.

  5. I WILL RESPECT THE COURT PROCESS OF CANADA AND WILL NOT CRITICIZE THE COURT SYSTEM TO THE PEOPLE I SERVE.

  6. I DO UNDERSTAND THAT MY OPINIONS ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF THE RJS-NO, VERNON/NORTH OKANAGAN RCMP DETACHMENT, OR OTHER VOLUNTEER PRACTITIONERS. I AGREE TO CLARIFY MY OPINIONS, VERSUS THE RJS-NO OR RCMP POLICIES, AND STATEMENTS MADE TO ANY PERSON.

  7. I DO UNDERSTAND THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF MY DUTIES WITH THE RJS-NO, AND AGREE TO MAINTAIN CONFIDENTIALITY.

  8. I WILL AGREE TO ABIDE BY ALL OF THE PROCEDURES AND POLICIES OF THE RJS-NO.

  9. I ACCEPT THE NEED FOR INITIAL AND OTHER TRAINING IN ORDER TO PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICE AND ACCEPT THE NEED FOR SUPERVISION IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES.

  10. I UNDERSTAND THAT ALL VOLUNTEER PRACTITIONERS ARE ENTITLED TO HOLD THEIR OWN OPINIONS AND THAT IF THEIR OPINIONS ARE DIFFERENT THAN MINE, I WILL ATTEMPT TO RECONCILE WITH THE OTHER VOLUNTEER PRACTITIONERS. IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, I WILL EXPRESS MY OPINIONS THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY CHANNELS, IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

    1. WITH THE RJS-NO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    2. IN WRITING, TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    3. VERNON/NORTH OKANAGAN RCMP SAFE COMMUNITIES UNIT MANAGER AS ARRANGED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    4. AND LAST WITH RCMP DETACHMENT OFFICER-IN-CHARGE


  11. I WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND MY KNOWLEDGE OF THE RJS-NO AND WILL SEEK TO SHARE MY KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHERS.

  12. I WILL AGREE TO REFRAIN FROM ASKING DETAILED PERSONAL QUESTIONS OF PEOPLE UNLESS THE QUESTIONS ARE NECESSARY AND PERTAIN TO THE RJS-NO AND REFERRAL PROCESS.

  13. I DO AGREE TO NOT USE ANY KNOWLEDGE GAINED THROUGH MY SERVICE TO THE RJS-NO FOR ANY PERSONAL FINANCIAL GAIN OR PROFIT.

  14. I WILL AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE DRESS CODE, PRESENTING MYSELF IN NEAT, CLEAN AND APPROPRIATE CLOTHING WHEN ON RJS-NO BUSINESS.

  15. I DO AGREE TO RESPECT THE BELIEF SYSTEMS OF ALL PERSONS WITH WHOM I COME INTO CONTACT WITH AS A RESULT OF WORKING WITH THE RJS-NO. I WILL NOT DISCUSS POLITICS, RELIGIONS, OR ANY OTHER BELIEF SYSTEMS, IN AN EFFORT TO HAVE OTHERS ACCEPT MY BELIEF SYSTEM, WITH MEMBERS OF THE RJS-NO OR WITH THE PEOPLE I SERVE.

I HAVE READ ALL THE ABOVE STATEMENTS (#1 - #15) AND AFFIRM THAT I AGREE WITH THE CONTENT, AND WILL ENDEAVOUR TO FULFILL THE CODE OF ETHICS STANDARDS CONTAINED HEREIN.

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Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan (RJS-NO)
Code of Ethics

AS A VOLUNTEER PRACTIONER OF THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE SOCIETY - NORTH OKANAGAN, I AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS, AND AFFIRM THAT I WILL RESPECT THIS CODE AT ALL TIMES.

  1. I BELIEVE IN THE DIGNITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND IN THE INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION.

  2. I WILL PERFORM ALL ASSIGNED TASKS TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY AND UPHOLD RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES.

  3. I DO AGREE THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL DESERVES COURTEOUS ATTENTION AND THAT HOSTILE, AGGRESSIVE PERSONS WILL BE TREATED IN AS COURTEOUS A MANNER AS POSSIBLE.

  4. I WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOUR, RELIGION, AGE, SEX OR NATIONAL ANCESTRY IN MY SERVICE TO THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE SOCIETY - NORTH OKANAGAN (RJS-NO) AND WILL ATTEMPT TO PREVENT SUCH DISCRIMINATION FROM OCCURRING.

  5. I WILL RESPECT THE COURT PROCESS OF CANADA AND WILL NOT CRITICIZE THE COURT SYSTEM TO THE PEOPLE I SERVE.

  6. I DO UNDERSTAND THAT MY OPINIONS ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF THE RJS-NO, VERNON/NORTH OKANAGAN RCMP DETACHMENT, OR OTHER VOLUNTEER PRACTITIONERS. I AGREE TO CLARIFY MY OPINIONS, VERSUS THE RJS-NO OR RCMP POLICIES, AND STATEMENTS MADE TO ANY PERSON.

  7. I DO UNDERSTAND THE CONFIDENTIAL NATURE OF MY DUTIES WITH THE RJS-NO, AND AGREE TO MAINTAIN CONFIDENTIALITY.

  8. I WILL AGREE TO ABIDE BY ALL OF THE PROCEDURES AND POLICIES OF THE RJS-NO.

  9. I ACCEPT THE NEED FOR INITIAL AND OTHER TRAINING IN ORDER TO PROVIDE QUALITY SERVICE AND ACCEPT THE NEED FOR SUPERVISION IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES.

  10. I UNDERSTAND THAT ALL VOLUNTEER PRACTITIONERS ARE ENTITLED TO HOLD THEIR OWN OPINIONS AND THAT IF THEIR OPINIONS ARE DIFFERENT THAN MINE, I WILL ATTEMPT TO RECONCILE WITH THE OTHER VOLUNTEER PRACTITIONERS. IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, I WILL EXPRESS MY OPINIONS THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE SUPERVISORY CHANNELS, IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

    1. WITH THE RJS-NO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    2. IN WRITING, TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    3. VERNON/NORTH OKANAGAN RCMP SAFE COMMUNITIES UNIT MANAGER AS ARRANGED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    4. AND LAST WITH RCMP DETACHMENT OFFICER-IN-CHARGE


  11. I WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND MY KNOWLEDGE OF THE RJS-NO AND WILL SEEK TO SHARE MY KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHERS.

  12. I WILL AGREE TO REFRAIN FROM ASKING DETAILED PERSONAL QUESTIONS OF PEOPLE UNLESS THE QUESTIONS ARE NECESSARY AND PERTAIN TO THE RJS-NO AND REFERRAL PROCESS.

  13. I DO AGREE TO NOT USE ANY KNOWLEDGE GAINED THROUGH MY SERVICE TO THE RJS-NO FOR ANY PERSONAL FINANCIAL GAIN OR PROFIT.

  14. I WILL AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE DRESS CODE, PRESENTING MYSELF IN NEAT, CLEAN AND APPROPRIATE CLOTHING WHEN ON RJS-NO BUSINESS.

  15. I DO AGREE TO RESPECT THE BELIEF SYSTEMS OF ALL PERSONS WITH WHOM I COME INTO CONTACT WITH AS A RESULT OF WORKING WITH THE RJS-NO. I WILL NOT DISCUSS POLITICS, RELIGIONS, OR ANY OTHER BELIEF SYSTEMS, IN AN EFFORT TO HAVE OTHERS ACCEPT MY BELIEF SYSTEM, WITH MEMBERS OF THE RJS-NO OR WITH THE PEOPLE I SERVE.

I HAVE READ ALL THE ABOVE STATEMENTS (#1 - #15) AND AFFIRM THAT I AGREE WITH THE CONTENT, AND WILL ENDEAVOUR TO FULFILL THE CODE OF ETHICS STANDARDS CONTAINED HEREIN.

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