Directory of Community Justice Activities
in Atlantic Canada

Processes that promote healing of victims, offenders and communities...

Victim Offender Mediation






Coalition of Youth Justice Committees

Alternative Measures

Volunteers with 29 different Youth Justice Committees are trained to assist young offenders to develop an Alternative Measures agreement, which can come about through victim offender mediation, victim offender conciliation, or through an agreement negotiated by the volunteer and the offender, with no input from the victim.

Dr. Larry Moss
Coalition of Youth Justice Committees
(709) 673-3972

Atlantic Region

Christian Council for Reconciliation

St. Luke's Renewal Centre

victim offender mediation

In addition to other services, St. Luke's Renewal Centre, located within the walls of Springhill Penitentiary, has plans to offer victim offender mediation.

Christian Council for Reconciliation
P.O. Box 1096
Amherst, NS
B4H 4E2
(902) 667-3177


Conflict Resolution Services of Labrador

In addition to other activities, the project participants facilitate court-mandated and cross-cultural mediation.

Larry Dunn
Conflict Resolution Consultant
Mennonite Central Committee
Box 573, Stn C
Goose Bay, Labrador
A0P 1C0


Province of Nova Scotia

adult diversion

Nova Scotia's Adult Diversion program offers the opportunity for victim offender mediation when appropriate, with Probation Officers acting as mediators.

Lorraine Vassalo
Community Corrections Department of Justice
Correctional Services
P.O. Box 968
Station M Halifax, NS
B3J 2V9
(902) 424-7641
(902) 424-0692 (f)

Community Justice Forums


Nova Scotia RCMP

The forum includes the offender, the victim and their family and support persons in discussing the impact of the crime on each and how to repair the harm done by the offending behaviour. NS RCMP are working with the Province and the Youth Alternative Societies in relation to the Restorative Justice Program for Nova Scotia. They are also working with local school boards to encourage the use of Community Justice Forums in schools.

Sgt. Kurt Eichenberg
Bedford House,
5th floor, Suite 507
1595 Bedford Highway
P.O. Box 2286
Halifax, NS
B3J 3E1 (902) 426-7075 (902) 426-1902 (f)


Prince Edward Island RCMP

RCMP actively promotes the use of forums in the community and within their own membership. There have been 3 groups of facilitators trained in the past year. As well, there have been discussions with the school community about the use of Community Justice Forums in a school setting.

Sgt. Gerry MacDonald
"L" Division Headquarters
P.O. Box 1360
450 University Ave.
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N1
(902) 566-7149
(902) 566-7119 (f)


New Brunswick RCMP

RCMP is promoting the use of forums to their own membership and hopes to have some training sessions for facilitators soon.

Cpl. Shannon Ward
RCMP "J" Division
1445 Regent St.
P.O. Box 3900
Fredericton, NB
E3B 4Z8
(506) 452-3865
(506) 452-3880 (f)


Newfoundland RCMP

Community Justice Forums are being promoted by some detachments to the community and the RCMP are looking at further activity in the future.

Sgt. Graham Hobbs
RCMP Community Policing
P.O. Box 9700
St. John's, NF
A1A 3T5
(709) 772-2571
(709) 772-2734 (f)

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