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Church Council on Justice and Correction – Quebec

2715, Côte Sainte-Catherine Road Montreal, Quebec H3T 1B6

Telephone: (514) 738-5075

E-Mail: cejcq-provincial@sympatico.ca

Our Mission

The Church Coucil on Justice and Correction (CCJC Quebec) promotes restorative justice based on christian faith by interveining with the legislator, the delinquant, the victim, the community, and society. It is with the help of research and support activities with individuals in a growth process that we accomplish our mission.

Come visit us on our Web site: CCJC Quebec Web Site

Cosa National

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a reintegration initiative based on restorative justice principles for federally sentenced, high-risk, high needs sex offenders who have been held to the end of their sentence. Although imprisoning offenders accomplishes the short term objective of ensuring public safety, most are eventually released and come back to communities with no support and very little in the way of accountability.

CCJC currently works in partnership with community agencies providing CoSA across Canada. Although CCJC is not a service provision organization, it is part of our mandate to support initiatives that promote restorative justice principles, such as CoSA.

Victims’ Pastoral Care

The Church Council, in collaboration with the Mennonite Central Committee Canada and the Quakers, has developed a project to resource and train pastoral care so they may respond to the needs of victims of crime in their community.


We are a group of individuals and organizations who are involved, interested or invested in restorative justice (RJ) in the Ottawa area.
Our vision is to inspire restorative responses to harm caused by crime and conflict.
Our Mission is to encourage and strengthen the use of restorative justice principles and practices through supportive partnerships.

– From ORJN’s About page


In opinion polls, Canadians consistently express concerns about crime. Police services will agree that they are neither mandated nor resourced to carry out vigorous, integrated crime prevention programs. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) has taken the position put forward by its Crime Prevention Committee that effective crime prevention requires sustainable social development, rooted in and owned by the community. The social, economic and familial causes of criminal behaviour must be identified and remedial action undertaken at the community level. While police services, in their role as law enforcers and credible spokespersons on community safety, will likely be involved in crime prevention, they should champion and support, not lead.

– From CCSHW’s About page


Though the Program’s priority will always be the more serious cases, CJP has evolved over the past 13 years to allow the acceptance of post-charge/pre-sentence cases, adult and youth, regardless of level of seriousness.

CJP offers individual support to those affected by crime as the criminal justice process unfolds. The caseworker supports victims in identifying and addressing their needs while ensuring that the offender understands the impact of his/her behaviour. It provides opportunities for both parties, if they desire, to work together on healing and resolution.

– From CJP’s About page


Get Involved


The 2017 National Restorative Justice Symposium co-hosted by the Church Council on Justice and Corrections and the Collaborative Justice Program, will be held on traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people, in Ottawa, ON from November 19th-21st, 2017.

This year's theme for the National Restorative Justice Symposium is Global Innovation - Local (R)Evolution. This theme draws attention to both global and local contributions to the restorative justice movement which has grown by leaps and bounds in many countries, including our own. Restorative justice is constantly evolving and improving how the world deals with harm and conflict, coming into greater use in many fields. Now is the time to come together to share our innovations and to use this knowledge to push us into the next (r)evolution of restorative justice in Canada. #OurTimeisNow

The Symposium will feature international keynote presentations from New Zealand’s Hayley MacKenzie and the United Kingdom’s Christopher Straker, and the program is filling up with excellent workshop and training sessions, such as:

• Indigenous Ways of Knowing: “Sacred Circles”
• Working from a Victim-Centered Perspective: What, Why, and How?
• The F Word: Exploring Forgiveness
• Understanding Deep-Rooted Conflict, Structures of Violence & Power Imbalances
• Circle Up! Using Circles and other Restorative Practices with Youth in Community and Educational Settings
• Restorative Parenting: It’s Complicated

Registration for the Symposium is now open! Sign up now and save by taking advantage of early bird pricing from now until October 1st, 2017. Registration and further details about the Symposium can be found at nrjs2017snjr.com


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