What is restorative justice?

    Restorative justice is about returning a sense of safety for all participants, reintegration and accountability.

    Restorative justice is for the person harmed (victim) first and foremost with a focus on the person who caused harm

    (offender). Participation is voluntary. The person harmed agrees to the referral. The person who caused harm must

    admit to the harm (crime or wrong-doing) and agrees to the referral. Referrals for restorative justice are received

    directly from the RCMP and other referral sources within the Vernon/North Okanagan area.

    Everyone is prepared by an RJ to meet face-to- face and discuss:

    “What happened?”

    “How were people affected?”

    “What can be done to repair the harm?”

    Our logo represents the person harmed, person who caused harm, guardians and

    supporters, community and the RJ Team coming together in a circle to reach an

    agreement that lists activities on how to repair the harm.

Restorative Justice Society

    What is restorative justice?
    Restorative justice is about returning a sense of safety for all participants, reintegration and accountability. Restorative justice is for the person harmed (victim) first and foremost with a focus on the person who caused harm (offender). Participation is voluntary. The person harmed agrees to the referral. The person who caused harm must admit to the harm (crime or wrong-doing) and agrees to the referral. Referrals for restorative justice are received directly from the RCMP and other referral sources within the Vernon/North Okanagan area. Everyone is prepared by an RJ to meet face-to- face and discuss: “What happened?” “How were people affected?” “What can be done to repair the harm?” Our logo represents the person harmed, person who caused harm, guardians and supporters, community and the RJ Team coming together in a circle to reach an agreement that lists activities on how to repair the harm.