October 2016

National Restorative Justice Week 2016

October 19, 2016

Restorative Justice Week will be held in Canada, and throughout the world, from November 20-27, 2016. The theme for the #RJWeek is Inspiring Innovation.

Restorative justice (RJ) is a philosophy and an approach that views crime and conflict as harm done to people and relationships. It is a non-adversarial, non-retributive approach to justice that emphasizes healing in victims, accountability of offenders, and the involvement of citizens in creating healthier, safer communities. The goal is to reach meaningful, satisfying, and fair outcomes through inclusion, open communication, and truth.

Discover the many uses of RJ. Explore how RJ can deal with harm in different situations: families, neighbourhoods, schools, workplaces, etc. Think about how RJ values and principles can be applied to every day challenges.

During Restorative Justice Week 2016, we encourage you to:

The National Restorative Justice Symposium, will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 21-22, 2016. The Symposium raises awareness of a restorative approach to addressing crime and conflict. This year’s Symposium is being hosted by the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice and Dalhousie University.

For information on past Restorative Justice Week themes, events, resources, and proclamations, please contact us.

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