Housing Mediation (for conflict in communities and between neighbours)
Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP)
Youth Restorative Justice Program
Restorative Justice Programs for Schools
Elder Mediation for older adults and others in their lives
Most services free, or available on a sliding fee scale. Call Marie to arrange a mediation.
CJI mediators meet with all participants in advance to ensure that everyone is prepared for a safe, respectful dialogue. Supporters and others impacted by the conflict may also participate in the mediation.
During a mediation, trained facilitators ensure that everyone has a chance to speak and to listen. Participants discuss how a situation impacted them and ask questions.
All are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, listen to others’ perspectives, and to repair harm. After finding common ground, participants leave with a mutually acceptable plan to move forward.
With some compromise from both sides, we walked away satisfied with our relationship. CJI mediators assisted us to a productive outcome.
What was most impressive about this process was that my husband and I learned to effectively communicate and actively listen to each other. The mediators helped us work cooperatively whenever things became frustrating. In the end, we both walked away from the meeting feeling like winners.
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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