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Community Mediation Service provides conflict resolution services for youth, adults, and seniors who are friends, family members, neighbours, teammates, coworkers, and classmates.
Victim Offender Reconciliation Service – Our best-known court mediation program, VORP provides conflict resolution services for victims and offenders. Donations help CJI equip volunteers to facilitate relationships that can repair the torn fabric of justice.
Elder Mediation offers specialized mediators who are familiar with aging challenges act as neutral third parties to assist older adults in discussing sensitive issues such as power of attorney, neglect, and conflict with family. Your ongoing support enables CJI to maintain this free service with quality and integrity.
BackHome program facilitates positive mentor relationships between community volunteers and youth in custody. This supports the youth through their reintegration journey into the community. Your support for this critical transition of young lives can help them choose a safer and more just future.
New Canadian Youth Connections (NCYC) supports refugee youth ages 15-25 in building positive peer support networks and meaningful relationships./ Through your financial support, you can be a part of CJI’s restorative justice response to refugees in our city.
REVIVE: Restorative Justice Approaches to Sexual Harm and Healing
CJI’s Revive program supports women, men, and youth over 18 who are impacted by sexual trauma through education and peer support groups, and one-to-one services. We also offer services for partners, families, and communities impacted by sexual harm.
STRIDE is a tangible way to make a difference in the lives of many individuals but also improve the fabric of our society as a whole. CJI’s Stride program helps women in prison build informal networks of support that assist them as they reintegrate back into the community. We also help the community to receive them safely and supportively.
STRIDE MEN CJI’s StrideMen program provides the essential practical and social support needed to help men break cycles and build more constructive, productive lives in the community. We also help the community to receive them safely and supportively. Donate to this recent and developing extension of our successful Stride program.
Restorative Practices in Schools – Research shows that restorative practices have been successful in strengthening school communities. It teaches adults and students to take responsibility, improves classroom dynamics and improves school safety. Community Justice Initiatives offers planning, coaching, curriculum development, mentoring and training in classroom meetings/restorative circles and peer mediation for both elementary and high schools
Volunteer Development Our programs and services would not be possible without our incredible volunteers. For every paid CJI staff person, we have about 10 volunteers. Increase the impact of CJI by helping us invest in training and support for those willing to imagine a more just community with us!
During our 40+ year history, we have continuously responded to community needs by creatively, and innovatively applying restorative justice principles to new problems. We believe the only limit to the power of restorative justice is the capacity of the human heart to change and grow.
Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice Crime victims have
The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Older Adults Written by CJI’s own