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CDRJS

Welcome to Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice Society

Crime Reduction Through Restorative Justice

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General for British Columbia

Crime is a violation of the law but is also a violation of people and relationships and a disruption to peace in a community.

The criminal justice system deals with offenders, while restorative justice processes address the needs of victims and the community and holds offenders accountable for the harm they caused. It can bring victims, offenders and the community a more satisfying experience of justice.

Most offenders who take part in restorative justice programs keep their commitments, which may include making restitution or doing community service. Some research suggests that participating in a restorative justice process may reduce or stop offending.

In a typical restorative justice process, cases are screened for suitability and affected parties are met with in advance.  If the case continues to move forward, everyone affected by an offence is invited to discuss the circumstances surrounding it. Often this means that victims, offenders and their supporters meet with a restorative justice facilitator (or in some cases an elder) for structured dialogue. This dialogue helps participants share how the offence happened, how they were affected and what needs to happen to make things right. The number of people involved in the dialogue varies on the type of offence and the needs of participants.

East Kootenay Humanity Network Invites You to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness

2018 marks the seventh year that the East Kootenay Humanity Network has celebrated an International Day with a free presentation event for the public. The Network began in 2010 as part of the Multiculturalism Program of the BC Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture’s...

Collaboration and Capacity-Building in Victim Services and Restorative Justice

FREE TRAINING:  for any Restorative Justice or Victim Services practitioners and stakeholders in BC

Annual General Meeting for 2018

Annual General Meeting for 2018 February 22, 2018 4:30 PM Board Room 125 10th Ave S, Cranbrook BC This is a great opportunity for members and potential new members to learn about the work of CDRJS during 2017. We are always looking for new members, new facilitators,...

CJF Training Oct 2017

In October of 2017, CDRJS offered the second CJF training session for the year.  This was an interesting group as they came from Grand Forks, Trail, Castlegar, Creston and Cranbrook.  It is always rewarding to have a group that represents a larger area as it provides...

Reflection on 2017 – File Referrals

CDRJS offers Restorative Justice alternatives to formal court practices used to address crime.  It is not an alternative to formal court process or in competition with formal court processes.  Files that are referred to CDRJS from the RCMP and Crown are those in...

Restorative Justice is part of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General’s Crime Prevention Information Series. It provides general information about restorative justice for service providers, potential participants and others.

Community Accountability Programs
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General is committed to a restorative justice approach involves victims, offenders and communities in achieving justice and addressing the harm caused by crime. The ministry promotes restorative justice by funding Community Accountability Programs (CAPs).

Contact Information

Mailing Address

PO BOX 533 Stn. Main

Cranbrook, BC

V1C4J1

Physical Address

Office 210

125 10th Ave S

Cranbrook, BC

Phone/Email

Office: (250) 489-8999

Other: (250) 489-9622

Email: doug.mcphee@me.com

Office Hours

Monday to Friday

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Afternoons and Evenings as Required