Williams Lake Community Council For Restorative Justice Repairing The Harm Caused By Crime

Our Philosophy

The Council’s mission is to maximize social justice for all citizens by providing an alternative to the criminal justice system that is restorative rather than punitive.

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What We Do

The purpose of the group is to provide an effective means of working with the offender, the offender’s family, the victim, and the community as a whole.

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If you’d like to be part of helping our community through restorative justice by becoming a circle facilitator or a mentor, you will first need to take the training course.

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Supporting Reintegration & Safety in Communities

Through the lens of restorative justice, crime is believed to harm not only the victim but also the community as a whole. A Community Justice Forum is an out-of-court process that focuses on why a crime occurred, how it affected others, and what actions are necessary to help repair the harm done. It strives to provide supportive and safe opportunities for voluntary participation and communication among those affected (victims, offenders, and community) to achieve agreed-upon reparations.

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Our Impact

The Williams Lake Community Council for Restorative Justice consists of a diverse group of community volunteers, most of whom are certified RCMP facilitators. Since its inception in 1996, the group has received approximately 45-50 referrals a year. Most cases are resolved successfully through Community Justice Forums.

Some of Our Inspiring Stories

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