Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan (RJS-NO)
Purposes & Benefits


The purposes of the Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan are to:
  • not cause harm in the process of repairing harm.

  • provide training for Restorative Justice Practitioners with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to support and be committed to the Vision, Mission and Purposes of the Society.

  • to support and advocate on behalf of person affected and/or in conflict with the law.

  • deal with referrals in a timely manner while ensuring the needs and rights for confidentiality, safety, respect and care are addressed.

  • involve the community in the repairing the harm, wherever possible.

  • support the development of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound) activities that are suitable to the person who caused harm and the nature of the incident.

  • increase the awareness and understanding of the person who caused harm of how their actions affect others.

  • let the persons affected and/or in conflict with the law know that the community as a whole is concerned.

  • survey the level of satisfaction of persons affected and/or in conflict with the law.

  • review the incidence of recidivism of person who caused harm.

  • promote and foster in the general public, agency/organizations understanding and awareness of and participation in restorative justice principles and practices.

  • collaborate with other agency/organizations that have similar purposes in part or whole to the purposes of the Society.

  • collaborate with governments at all levels in implementing restorative justice principles, practices, policies, and/or activities related to the prevention and intervention of unlawful activities.



The Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan recognizes these and other benefits to community:
  • Awareness, training and involvement in restorative justice services.

  • Empathy building, voice and role for:

    • Person Harmed

    • Person Who Caused Harm

    • Guardian/Supporter

    • Community

  • Reintegration and accountability for the Person Who Caused Harm with an experience of the effect/impact the incident has had on others.

  • Participants talk about the past, present and future, and have a say in the outcome.

  • A returned sense of safety for all participants.

  • Strengthening of family and social bond.

  • It is timely and cost-effective.

  • Bring together and maintain networks between:

    • Private Citizens

    • Businesses

    • Other Service Providing agencies/organizations

    • RCMP and Schools
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Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan (RJS-NO)
Purposes & Benefits


The purposes of the Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan are to:
  • not cause harm in the process of repairing harm.

  • provide training for Restorative Justice Practitioners with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to support and be committed to the Vision, Mission and Purposes of the Society.

  • to support and advocate on behalf of person affected and/or in conflict with the law.

  • deal with referrals in a timely manner while ensuring the needs and rights for confidentiality, safety, respect and care are addressed.

  • involve the community in the repairing the harm, wherever possible.

  • support the development of SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time bound) activities that are suitable to the person who caused harm and the nature of the incident.

  • increase the awareness and understanding of the person who caused harm of how their actions affect others.

  • let the persons affected and/or in conflict with the law know that the community as a whole is concerned.

  • survey the level of satisfaction of persons affected and/or in conflict with the law.

  • review the incidence of recidivism of person who caused harm.

  • promote and foster in the general public, agency/organizations understanding and awareness of and participation in restorative justice principles and practices.

  • collaborate with other agency/organizations that have similar purposes in part or whole to the purposes of the Society.

  • collaborate with governments at all levels in implementing restorative justice principles, practices, policies, and/or activities related to the prevention and intervention of unlawful activities.



The Restorative Justice Society - North Okanagan recognizes these and other benefits to community:
  • Awareness, training and involvement in restorative justice services.

  • Empathy building, voice and role for:

    • Person Harmed

    • Person Who Caused Harm

    • Guardian/Supporter

    • Community

  • Reintegration and accountability for the Person Who Caused Harm with an experience of the effect/impact the incident has had on others.

  • Participants talk about the past, present and future, and have a say in the outcome.

  • A returned sense of safety for all participants.

  • Strengthening of family and social bond.

  • It is timely and cost-effective.

  • Bring together and maintain networks between:

    • Private Citizens

    • Businesses

    • Other Service Providing agencies/organizations

    • RCMP and Schools
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