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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.
B.C.- Understanding Youth and Gangs– For parents and teens a booklet describing how gangs work and recruit.
Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships & Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools- A Guide for Educators
Public Policy Advocacy- A Best Practice Guide– Critical Steps to Effective Policy Advocacy
Take Action – How to move RJ forward in your community from BC Criminal Justice Reform.
Media Tool Kit– European Forum for Restorative Justice– Scientific research has shown that the public lacks a clear understanding of RJ. Research has also shown that the public relies on mass media for information. This tool kit outlines how RJ organizations can use the media to reach the public.
BC Policing & Community Safety Plan– interesting reading
Restorative Practices Evaluation Toolkit– This Toolkit is intended for use by restorative practice stakeholders in community based, school based and/or justice contexts.
Protecting Children’s Rights in Criminal Justice Systems- A training manual and reference point for professionals and policy makers.
Guiding Principles A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline– Our goal of preparing all students for college, careers, and civic life cannot be met without first creating safe schools where effective teaching and learning can take place. Simply put, no school can be a great school — and ultimately prepare all students for success — if it is not first a safe school.