Restorative Justice. An Alternative to the Court System.
Trained community members providing alternatives to the court system through restorative circles.
Community Accountability Panels
When the person harmed does not want to participate in restorative justice or when the crime is committed against retailers and businesses with no direct victims, the person responsible attends a community accountability panel (CAP), where trained volunteers guide them and their supporters through the resolution process.
The participants and the panel members work together to create a Resolution Agreement.
First, we receive referral and consent forms from police and retailers and businesses.
We contact the person responsible and walk them through the process.
We form a CAP panel with a volunteer facilitator, co-facilitator, and mentor.
The CAP panel meets with the person responsible and a Resolution Agreement is created.
The volunteer mentor works with the person responsible until the Resolution Agreement is completed.
When the person responsible and person harmed are willing and able to participate in the restorative justice process, we set up a victim-offender conference (VOC), where parties involved meet face to face with each other, their supporters, and a group of trained community volunteers.
We receive referral and consent forms from police.
We contact the person responsible, the person harmed, and their supporters and walk them through the process.
We form a victim-offender conferencing (VOC) panel that includes a volunteer facilitator, co-facilitator, and mentor.
Facilitators meet with beforehand with all parties involved.
Everyone attends the victim-offender conference and together they establish a Resolution Agreement. The mentor follows up with those responsible.
Chilliwack Restorative Justice has been life changing and definitely healing.
— Person Responsible
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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.
— Person Responsible
I am very thankful for Chilliwack Restorative Justice because 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.
— Person Harmed