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Youth Justice Committees
With the dedication of over 60 community volunteers in 3 locations, these programs offer alternatives to the formal court process where community conferences bring together the youth and their support people with the victim of an offence to assist the youth to make amends for the harm caused. Together all participants determine, in conjunction with program staff, measures suitable for each youth to complete. These measures are assigned to ensure that the needs of the victim, families, and youth are addressed.
What our committee members have to say:
I volunteer for youth justice because diverting youth from the criminal justice system is the right thing to do. I believe in restorative opportunities and second chances as no one is infallible and many youth do not have the advantages that my children had growing up
– Peter Rowe, 5 years of volunteer service
Volunteering at the Youth Justice Committee has become such a huge part of my life it’s hard to explain why I enjoy it. I figure it’s because it’s a unique opportunity to help someone get past a tough spot and hopefully steer them in the right direction.
– Robin Chatterjee, 20 years of volunteer service