Directory of Community Justice Activities
in Atlantic Canada


Organizations and activities that advocate Community Justice...

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NB

Restorative Justice Focus Group

A sub-committee of the Victim-Based Initiatives Committee of the Public Safety Advisory Committee of Moncton, this group is a collaboration of many organizations including MOVE, John Howard Society, Provincial Corrections, RCMP and the Christian Council for Reconciliation. The group is planning some follow-up to the Fanning the Flame of Community Justice Workshop held in Moncton in February as well as discussing how all of the organizations working in the area of restorative justice can work together to promote the philosophy.

Terrance Trites
114 Pasadena Dr.
Moncton, NB
E1G 1H5
(506) 866-2661
(506) 856-7075
trtrites@been-there.com

NB

"Restorative Justice Community Partnerships - Together we make a Difference" Symposium

The Symposium was held at St. Thomas University in June of 1998 and featured addresses by Nils Christie, Kay Pranis, Hugh Kirkegaard, Lorraine Berzins and Pick Prashaw. The Symposium allowed for small group discussion on the topic of restorative justice.

Brian Saunders
Executive Director
John Howard Society of New Brunswick
618 Queen St.
Fredericton, NB
(506) 457-9810
(506) 459-4201 (f)
jhsnb@nbnet.nb.ca

NB

John Howard Society of New Brunswick

Community Forum

A Community Forum was held in Saint John on March 15, 1998. The topic of "Promoting Safe Communities" included group discussions about restorative justice.

Brian Saunders see above

NB

John Howard Society of New Brunswick

John Howard Society of New Brunswick is currently exploring opportunities to become more actively involved in restorative justice activities.

Brian Saunders see above

NB

John Howard Society of Moncton

John Howard Society of Moncton is actively exploring the possibility of a restorative justice project which will include restorative justice training for community volunteers.

Joanne Murray
Executive Director
P.O. Box 891
128 Highfield St.
Moncton, NB
E1C 8N8
(506) 854-3502
jhsmctn@nbnet.nb.ca

NB

Community Forum on Healing Justice

Held September 16-17, 1998, this public forum was facilitated by the Church Council on Justice and Corrections and focussed on building safer communities through increased understanding of restorative justice.

Mary Simpson
M.O.V.E. Inc.
Box 825
Memramcook, NB
E0A 2C0
(506) 758-0987
(506) 758-2002 (f)
swveced@nbnet.nb.ca

NB

M.O.V.E. Inc.

M.O.V.E. Inc. is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote and develop restorative justice services and activities. Recent activities include sponsoring the Community Forum on Healing Justice, which was held in Sept 1998 and providing networking and linking opportunities to other groups interested in Restorative Justice in the Moncton area.

Mary Simpson see above

NB

NB Safer Communities Program: Say No to Violence, Say Yes to Community Safety

The NB Safer Communities Program, "Say No to Violence, Say Yes to Community Safety", began a pilot phase October 98 in Moncton in partnership with the Public Safety Advisory Committee. In addition to encouraging community crime prevention, the program's objectives include the enhancement of services to victims and offenders, building on existing services as well as focussing on the development of new public awareness and restorative justice programs. The program will be launched in Fredericton and Saint John this spring.

Monique LeBlanc
Solicitor General of NB
P.O. Box 6000
649 Queen St.
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1
(506) 444-4745
(506) 457-4957 (f)
moniqleb@gov.nb.ca
web site

NB

NB Safer Communities Program: Say No to Violence, Say Yes to Community Safety

school presentations by victims of violence

Activities of the pilot project in Moncton include presentations by the parents of 2 young people murdered in the city in 1996. In their presentations, they talk of the impact that violence has had on their families and encourage communities and young people to speak out against violence and take responsibility as a community for preventing it. In hopes of sensitizing other young people and community members to violence and its effects, the NB Safer Communities Program has plans to video-tape the presentations and make them available to other schools and community groups.

Monique LeBlanc
Solicitor General of NB
P.O. Box 6000
649 Queen St.
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1
(506) 444-4745
(506) 457-4957 (f)
moniqleb@gov.nb.ca

NB

Quakers of Canada

Justice and Jails Committee

Meike Ruitenberg represents the Maritime region on the Quakers of Canada's Canadian Service Committee on Jails and Justice. This group works with other organizations to educate communities about restorative justice. Quaker groups in Atlantic Canada are also involved in prison visits and the provision of the prison programs which offer an alternative to violence.

Meike Ruitenberg
114A Edward St.
Moncton, NB
E1A 3Y9
(902) 854-3749

NF

Canadian Bar Association

Restorative Justice and Community Justice Resolution

"Restorative Justice and Community Justice" Resolution 99-03-M, moved by Danny Graham, a member of the Nova Scotia Branch, was passed at the 1999 Mid-Winter meeting, held February 26-28. The resolution indicates that the CBA "supports the concepts of restorative justice and community justice and urges the federal, provincial and territorial governments to more actively promote and participate in restorative justice and community justice initiatives." Follow up to the resolution has included a presentation of the "Restorative Justice Program for Nova Scotia" at the January 29, 1999 CLE Session of the Nova Scotia Branch of the CBA.

Danny Graham
Criminal Justice Section
Canadian Bar Association
1538 Hollis St.
3rd floor
Halifax, NS
B3J 1V3
(902) 492-0550
(902) 492-0570 (f)

NF

Conflict Resolution Services of Labrador

This organization works with the community to promote restorative justice and the use of culturally appropriate forms of conflict resolution such as healing circles and circle sentencing.

Larry Dunn
Conflict Resolution Consultant
Mennonite Central Committee
Box 573, Stn C
Goose Bay, Labrador
A0P 1C0
(709) 896-4816
(709) 896-4437
lsdunn@cancom.net

NS

Mi'kmaq Justice Institute

This province-wide organization was formed in response to a recommendation of the 1991 Marshall Inquiry report. Donald Marshall Jr. sits as a commissioner on the 10 member board which promotes Mi'kmaq customary law including aboriginal restorative justice to both the Mi'kmaq community and within the justice system.

Heidi Marshall
Executive Director
P.O. Box 626,
Station A
Sydney, NS
B1P 6H7
(902) 539-2740 (t)
mikjusin@auracom.com

NS

Island Alternative Measures Society

IAMS Community Animation Project

restorative justice presentations and workshops

restorative justice debate

A project of the Island Alternatives Measures Society, the animator is liaising with the community to promote the philosophy of restorative justice. Activities include workshops for IAMS volunteers, presentations to college classes and community organizations and a high school debate on restorative justice, which will beheld on May 26, 1999. The debate will include the world-class debaters of Sydney Academy and will be videotaped.

Sylvia Dearing
Community Animator
Island Alternative Measures Society
360 Prince St.
Sydney, NS
B1P 5L1
(902) 563-2596
(902) 563-5699

NS

Cumberland Alternatives Society

restorative justice project

The Cumberland Alternatives Society has undertaken a project during which they will educate the community about restorative options for victims, offenders and communities.

Mike Moss
Community Educator/Facilitator
Cumberland Alternatives Society
P.O. Box 843
Amherst, NS
B4H 4B9
(902) 667-0126
(902) 667-4414
ccas@ns.sympatico.ca web site

NS

Youth Alternative Society

restorative justice drama project

The Youth Alternative Society has begun a community outreach project designed to educate the community about restorative justice through the use of theatre.

Yvonne Hansen
Youth Alternative Society
Box 642, Station M
Halifax, NS
B3J 2T3
(902) 424-5473
(902) 424-3950(f)
youthal@istar.ca

NS

Valley Youth Alternatives

restorative justice project

The organization is in the process of applying for funding to educate the community about restorative justice. This community relations project will mobilize the Kentville community by sharing the restorative justice vision and VYA's role in making it a reality. During the project the organization will seek input from the community about restorative justice and crime prevention and will research, develop and present special programs to meet the needs of the community.

Marge DeBodt
Valley Youth Alternatives
P.O. Box 621
Kentville, NS
B4N 3X7
(902) 679-0650
(902) 679-0860 (f)
vyps@ns.sympatico.ca

NS

Law, Justice and Community: A Symposium in Honour of Lorne O. Clark

restorative justice panel discussion

The Symposium will be held April 17, 1999 at Dalhousie University. The panel discussion, entitled "The Legal System and the Community: Restorative Justice" features panelists Kim Pate, E. Fry Societies, Asst. Commissioner Cleve Cooper, RCMP, Lorraine Berzins, Church Council on Justice and Corrections and Judge Barry Stuart.

Darrel Pink
NS Barrister's Society
1101-1645 Granville St.
Halifax, NS
B3J 1X3
(902) 422-1491
(902) 429-1869 (f)

NS

Province of Nova Scotia

Restorative Justice Program for Nova Scotia



In the summer of 1997 a multi-disciplinary Steering Committee was struck by the Department of Justice to develop a system-wide Restorative Justice initiative for Nova Scotia. Since, the group has begun a pilot project during which 4 organizations that now facilitate youth alternative measures programs will develop restorative models appropriate for their particular community.
The NS government will enable community-based programs by providing support, establishing a legal framework for the programs, setting standards and monitoring progress.

Judy Fowler
Restorative Justice Co-ordinator
Department of Justice Policy, Planning and Research
3rd floor,
5151 Terminal Rd
P.O. Box 7
Halifax, NS
B3J 2L6
(902) 424-3306
(902) 424-0546
fowlerjg@gov.ns.ca

PEI

Christian Council for Reconciliation

prison ministry and restorative justice presentations

Two members of the CCR offer presentations to various organizations and faith groups about prison ministry and restorative justice.

Bill and Anne Stewart
Box 28
Murray Harbour, PE
C0A 1V0
(902) 962-2620

PEI

Justice Resource Service

The Justice Resource Service of the Province of PEI promotes community crime prevention, collaborative problem-solving and restorative justice within government and to community organizations. The organization is very active during Restorative Justice Week, planning events, participating in presentations and distributing information.

Jill Lightwood
Justice Resource Service
1st Floor Sullivan Building
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8
(902) 368-4583
(902) 368-4096 (f)
jlightwood@gov.pe.ca

PEI

Restorative Justice Committee of the Conflict Resolution Co-op of PEI

public forums

restorative justice presentations

This community-based group acts in an advocacy capacity by organizing various restorative justice activities and presentations. Recent activities have included a series of restorative justice workshops and training by Kay Pranis in June of 1998, for which they partnered with the Province of PEI, and a series of presentations by Rev. Hugh Kirkegaard of CSC and Superintendent Bruce Elwood of the Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police, on Circles of Support and Accountability, in conjunction with the Charlottetown Christian Council and the Province of PEI.
The Committee has also offered a workshop on restorative justice, in partnership with Community Legal Information Association, to high school law teachers.

Brenda Picard
53 Doncaster Ave.
Apt. 1
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 8H8
(902) 626-3544
(902) 368-6122
bjpicard@gov.pe.ca

PEI

Peaceworks PEI

conflict resolution in schools and communities

This community-based organization is currently involved in a project which will bring together schools, children, parents, businesses, community groups and others to discuss non-violent conflict resolution, including restorative justice, and to prepare action plans for working together to include these programs in their communities.

Kirstin Lund
5 McNeil Crescent
Charlottetown, RR#1 PEI
C1A 7J6
(902) 569-1894
(902) 569-2913
peaceworks@isn.net
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