CDRJS applied and received funding from a Civil Forfeiture Grant in support of training additional Restorative Justice Facilitators for our region. Planning is underway with a training date tentatively set for October 2019. If you are interested, an application is available here.
If you have watched a duck and her ducklings cross a road, you may have seen some random movement alone the line, but ducks eventually end up in the same place.
In support of meaningful and informed work to be done on our future Strategic Planning and Facilitator Training, we are asking our members to provide feedback on our collective path to the pond. Survey links have been sent out to all members and current facilitators. We will gather the feedback toward the end of July. In the meantime, if you have been sent a link to a survey, please reflect and respond on how we might better serve your needs and the needs of the community. Thanks in advance!
CDRJS would like to extend our thanks again to the organizations who have contributed financially to our continued operation this year:
City of Cranbrook
Ministry of Tourism and the Office of the Solicitor General
Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Services
It is important not to discount the hours of volunteer service provided by our board, facilitators and the committee member on the Humanity Network. Your work and contributions are greatly appreciated.
I received the unfortunate news of Len's passing this morning. It came as a significant surprise as our last conversations as he was discussing his new venture of grounds maintenance at the golf course; a departure from retirement that he seemed to be enjoying greatly.
Len was a valued member of the Board of CDRJS. He was the secretary-treasurer for a period of time, but his real gift to many was his vast experience in law enforcement. If we got to a place where there was some uncertainty in terms of the next step to take legally or who to speak with in the RCMP, you could count on Len to provide valued guidance and direction. You could also count on Len to be focused on restorative justice principles and provide significant value for human dignity.
Len's contributions to the community have been significant and meaningful. We can all take value from having the opportunity to work and associate with him.
Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice Society is a Not-for-Profit organization which relies on grants and donations in order to support the our valuable contribution to the district. Your donations will enable CDRJS to train facilitators, offer public education and awareness, operate the office and support the community by providing restorative justice as an alternative to traditional court processes.