Chilliwack Restorative Justice And Youth Advocacy Association
Engage. Connect. Restore.
Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association was incorporated in June 1998; A volunteer based, community organization focused on delivering programs and services in the areas of crime prevention and public safety as well as fostering a safe and caring community through restorative approaches.
Since its inception Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association has offered restorative services to more than 3000 people effected by criminal acts such as shoplifting, arson, assault, theft, break & enter, vandalism and mischief.
What We do...
A diversion program from the traditional court system; this program empowers individuals to take accountability and responsibility for their actions and work to repair harm, rebuild relationships and restore communities.
This program receives youth and adult referrals from the RCMP, Victim Services, Loss Prevention officers, strata companies, sports associations and other community agencies such as schools and non-profit groups. Referrals include situations where crime, conflict or harm has occurred and the people involved are searching for solutions that promote repair, reconciliation, learning and understanding. Cases commonly referred include physical assault, threats, break and enter, mischief, theft, community disputes and, on-going relationship conflict.
All our prevention programs aim to engage and empower youth in meaningful dialogue, experiential activities and learning sessions surrounding topics that lead to misbehavior or criminal behavior. Emotion Management, Self-awareness, Mindfulness, Compassion, Empathy, Teamwork, Leadership and Resolving conflict are just some of the many topics covered. Each program has a goal to create connections, strengthen relationships and create community.
Our program is largely volunteer based and we are always seeking community minded individuals who share our vision of engaging, connecting and restoring individuals with programs, resources and to the community. If you are interested in being a part of our program as a volunteer please contact [email protected] or visit our website (http://www.restoringjustice.ca) for more information.