Correctional Services Canada has made a video called “What is Restorative Justice?“. It’s worth watching. Click on the ‘Resources’ tab above to see the video.
International Restorative Justice week is Nov 15-22, 2020. Did you know that Salt Spring has Restorative Justice Team available to support people in situations of harm, conflict and crime? Contact email@example.com
The public is invited to experience one of the approaches used in restorative justice – the ‘peacemaking circle process’ on Sat, November 21 at 10am on Zoom. All are welcome to participate and find out more about how to use restorative justice approaches at home, work and in the community. Please email to register – firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the Resources tab above to go to the page to find the video
Due to the health concerns of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we have cancelled the training events. The recent reports from the World health Organization (WHO) and the BCCDC have guided us to consider the risks of bringing people together for a public event at this time. We will schedule a future date when we can.
See the poster below.
Register for the weekend workshop, Sat & Sun, Mar 14 &15, 9am-5pm by emailing email@example.com
Restorative Justice Week is coming up during the third week of November – and gives Canadians a chance to learn more about the restorative approach to crime, community safety and conflict.
Here on Salt Spring, the Restorative Justice Group has been running for over 20 years – and offers a community-based alternative to the justice system and to resolving conflicts.
Run by trained volunteers, the program has supported hundreds of people to repair the harm they have created and make amends to people and relationships. This helps to build a safer and more respectful community and keeps cases out of the courts at the same time.
The program also helps neighbours and others resolve conflicts.
As part of Restorative Justice Week, the local program will host two community talking circles on the topic of “community safety”.
In light of the upcoming CRD counter-petition process that proposes to create a new community safety service, restorative justice asks the question: “What does safety mean, and what are the best ways to create safety for everyone?”
There are a variety of thoughts and feelings on this topic, and the circle format is a good way to listen and learn respectfully to a variety of responses. It’s also a good chance to learn about this issue to be ready to vote in the counter-petition process.
Everyone is welcome to join these open circles on either Sat. Nov, 16 (3 pm – 5 pm) or Thurs, Nov 21 (7 pm – 9 pm) in the Library Program room.
For more information, please contact Darlene Gage at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free workshop on Sunday, April 7, 10 am to 1 pm at the Salt Spring Island Public Library in the Community Room.
They are used for decision making, problem solving and conflict resolution in schools, workplaces and families.
Join us to learn and share this practice.
Come join the conversation!
Become aware of 10 things we can do to contribute to internal, interpersonal and organizational peace (based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication).
Presented by Laura Dafoe and Philippa Tattersall
Salt Spring Island Public Library, Program Room
November is a month when there are several days dedicated to peace and harmony and it includes Restorative Justice Week, from Nov 18-25th, a time to increase understanding of Restorative Justice.
To promote awareness, Restorative Justice Salt Spring Island invites you to ‘Peace Circles in the Library’, every Tuesday in November from 12 noon to 1 pm in the Public Library Program Room. It is a free event. The facilitators for each week will be:
Nov 6: Peter Levitt
Nov 13: Barbara Slater & Kevin Wilkie
Nov 20: Heather Martin
Nov 27: Aaron Kipnis
Come and participate!