Community leaders providing alternatives to the court system through restorative circles. We build safer environments through Community Accountability Panels and Victim Offender Conferencing.
Community Accountability Panel(CAP)
A CAP forum is used when either the victim does not wish to participate or the crime is committed against retailers and businesses with no direct victims. Trained volunteers guide offenders and their supporters through the resolution process. The circumstances of the offence are discussed as well as any other relevant issues that arise. The participants and the panel members come to a Resolution Agreement.
call to confirm process with those responsible
set up the volunteer CAP panel (Facilitator, Co-facilitator, and Mentor)
CAP panel meeting takes place and a Resolution Agreement is created
mentor works with those responsible until Resolution Agreement is completed
receive referral and consent forms from police and retailers and businesses
Victim Offender Conferencing(VOC)
A VOC forum is used when both those responsible and those harmed are willing and able to participate in the process. It is a face-to-face meeting among the parties involved and facilitated by trained community volunteers.
call to confirm process with those responsible, those harmed, and supporters
set up the volunteer VOC panel (Facilitator, Co-facilitator, and Mentor)
meeting with all parties involved and a resolution agreement is created; and mentor follows up with those responsible
receive referral and consent forms from police
Facilitator and Co-facilitator have pre-meetings with all parties involved
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Chilliwack RJ program has been life changing and definitely healing
My life is arguably so much better after this entire experience not only career wise but in teaching me how to approach every situation with everyone one else's interests in mind.
I am very thankful for Restorative Justice b/c if they were not there to facilitate this process I would not have felt closure on an incident that was disturbing to my business and staff.