Want to help create a safe, healthy community?
A Restorative Justice philosophy is at the heart of all of our programs. A distinctive of Restorative Justice is involving community members in a meaningful way to create opportunities for healing and resolution in situations of crime, conflict, and abuse.
Rather than over-professionalizing our important peace-building activities, CJI staff equip and support well-trained volunteers as they carry out our frontline work. CJI staff coordinate services while volunteers deliver them.
Mediation volunteers help neighbours, friends, family members, co-workers, victims of crime and offenders to resolve conflict using Restorative Justice principles
Revive volunteers co-facilitate education and support groups for offenders, survivors, and partners/family members of people impacted by sexual harm.
Stride volunteers participate in recreational programming along federally-sentenced adults and support their community reintegration.
NCYC volunteers participate in recreational programming and a homework club alongside New Canadian youth to assist with their community integration.
Students completing a placement at CJI provide a variety of administrative and direct programming support.
Administration volunteers provide evening reception coverage, assist with events and provide volunteer coordination support.
CJI values diversity and fosters inclusion in our community.
NOTE: Our volunteer screening process includes a criminal records check. Past involvement with the justice system does not necessarily exclude you from volunteering with CJI. Discuss any concerns with our Volunteer Coordinator.
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.
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