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CCJC QUEBEC


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.

ORJN

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

CCSHW

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

CJP

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

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As we reflect in these coming days upon the many blessings in our lives, may we consider those who have been impacted by the justice system - both victims and offenders. Many families are impacted by justice-involvement and this time of year can be hard for those who cannot be with their loved ones as a result.

CCJC puts justice that heals at the forefront of our mission and our vision to create positive change through restorative models of justice. Currently our work is focused on The Empathy Project, a victim-impact and empathy skills training program for incarcerated individuals.

Presently CCJC is developing a new curriculum for use in the Empathy Project. Two versions of the curriculum are in the process of being created. These curricula will be streamed to the specific needs of both men and women and will be created with 100% Canadian content as well as with a restorative justice context in mind. If this work interests you, we would be so grateful for your support.

As the season of giving is upon us, this Christmas, consider sharing empathy with someone in need by supporting The Empathy Project. We thank you for opening your hearts to this work.

 



 


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