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NB

St. Thomas University

restorative justice courses

The Criminology programme offers three credentials in criminology and criminal justice, namely: A double majors B.A. in Criminology and another subject, Bachelor of Applied Arts in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Criminology and Social Justice. There are a variety of courses which examine issues related to restorative resolutions within the criminology programmes and other faculties across the curriculum at St. Thomas University.

Susan Reid-MacNevin Associate Professor and Director of Criminology St. Thomas University Fredericton, NB (506) 452-0456 macnevin@stthomasu.ca

NF

Community Mediation Services Inc.

victim offender mediation training

CMS offers training in victim offender mediation to their own volunteers and to the community. They have also provided training in Labrador in partnership with Labrador Legal Services.

Art Leonard Executive Director Community Mediation Services Inc. P.O. Box 6084 St. John's, NF A1C 5X8 (709) 729-4169

NB

M.O.V.E. Inc.

circles of support training

M.O.V.E. Inc. is sponsoring training for volunteers interested in setting up Circles of Support.

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

NF

Coalition of Youth Justice Committees

Alternative Measures

victim offender mediation training

Level 1 of a victim offender mediation "train the trainer" program has been completed with over 20 volunteers and government staff, who will now train volunteers in local communities. A Level 2 training is currently in the works and will be completed by Spring of 2000.





Robin Janes Prov. Co-ordinator Community Corrections Dept. of Human Resources and Employment Confederation Building Box 8700 St. John's, NF A1B 4J6 (709) 729-5164 (709) 729-6382 (f) rjanes@hcs.gov.nf.ca

NS

Acadia Divinity College

diploma in prison ministry

The College offers courses designed to raise the consciousness level of students with respect to the needs of prisoners and their families, including a course entitled Introduction to Prison Ministry, which includes a section on restorative justice. This course can be taken through distance education and includes a manual, resource book and cassette audio tape of class lectures, with interaction through the Internet.

Dr. Charles Taylor Acadia Divinity College Wolfville, NS B0P 1X0 (902) 542-2285 (902) 542-7527 mashley@acadiau.ca

NF

St. John's Metro Community Chaplaincy

circles of support training

restorative justice training

Metro Community Chaplaincy offers an 8-week training course to their volunteers which includes a session on circles of support, which will be offered by Hugh Kirkegaard on April 7, 1999. The training also includes an April 21, 1999 session on the theological under linings of circles of support as well as the basics of restorative justice.

Phil Lewis, Chaplain P.O. Box 1572 141 Duckworth St. St. John's, NF A1C 5P5 (709) 754-1010 chaplain@nf.sympatico.ca

NS

RCMP Nova Scotia

school-based Community Justice Forums training

training for RCMP and community facilitators

RCMP in NS have provided training to RCMP members, community members and members of the school communities and plan another facilitators training session in 1999.

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)

NS

Correctional Service of Canada

restorative justice course

This course, offered in November of 1998, looked at the historical and biblical basis for a restorative justice approach to crime. It may be offered to interested groups in the future.

Rev. John Tonks 1 Factory Lane Moncton, NB E1C 9M3 (506) 851-6392 (902) 667-1592 (506) 851-3305 (f) jtonks@atcon.com

PEI

RCMP "L" Division

school-based Community Justice Forums training

RCMP promotes the use of forums in the community, in their own membership and within government, through a series of one-day training sessions on restorative justice and Community Justice Forums.

There have been on-going discussions with local school boards about offering facilitator training within the schools.

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

PEI

UPEI Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies

restorative justice training

victim offender mediation training

The Centre was established in 1997 and offers various conflict resolution courses including Restorative Justice, Restorative Justice and the Criminal Justice System and Victim Offender Mediation.

Verner Smitheram Director 550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3 (902) 566-0707 smitheram@upei.ca

NF

Labrador Legal Services

Labrador Legal Services is a non-profit organization run by a voluntary community board which assists aboriginal offenders and has 7 offices across Labrador. In partnership with Conflict Resolution Service of Labrador, mediation training has been offered and conflict resolution services are being developed in consultation with local communities.

Linda Anderson Executive Director Labrador Legal Services P.O. Box 899 Station B Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador A0P 1E0 (709) 896-2919


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