Published December 27, 2018 22:38
This training is a great opportunity for professional development and increasing your understanding of Restorative Justice.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Youth Restorative Justice Program at Okanagan Boys & Girls Clubs, this training is a requirement for all volunteers. A short interview, references, and a criminal record check is also required. This volunteer position is ideal for someone who is interested in supporting youth who become involved in the criminal justice system and need a second chance.
Event Dates: Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th
Event Time: 9am – 4pm both days (both days are required to become a volunteer)
Event Location: Downtown Youth Centre; 1633 Richter Street
To RSVP, please contact Maia Terran – Program Coordinator
250-868-8541 EXT 206
Restorative Justice Information
This non-court alternative handles RCMP referrals involving youth (ages 12 to 17) who commit minor offenses. Restorative Justice helps keep youth out of the criminal court system by providing another way to hold them accountable. Through the guidance of trained volunteers; the youth, their guardian(s), the victim(s) and other supporters, participate in a process where the youth takes responsibility for their behaviour, learns how others are affected and takes steps to repair the harm done.
The group then develops a written agreement detailing what the youth can do to repair the harm caused and to prevent a similar situation from reoccurring. A trained Volunteer Mentor works with the youth to assist them in completing their agreement on time.
The Central Okanagan Restorative Justice Program deals with youth crime in the Westside, Kelowna, Mission, South East Kelowna, Rutland, Black Mountain and Lake Country.
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
Contact: 250.868.8541 Ext. 207