The CCJC partners with organizations and communities across Canada to promote the principles and practices of restorative justice.
Restorative justice is founded on a vision of justice that heals and restores. It is based on an understanding that crime is a violation of people and relationships and that justice is served when those most directly involved in an offence are given opportunities to redress the harm caused. The values of restorative justice include caring and compassion, equality, healing, responsibility, truth and honesty, inclusion, trust, safety, respect, non-judgmentalism, self-awareness, integrity, flexibility, and empathy.
In conferences, trainings and symposia, CCJC explores ways to use our voices for justice and true peacemaking. Alliances and partnerships formed across Canada provided opportunities to introduce restorative justice principles, values, and initiatives to citizens and institutions such as schools, businesses and social service providers. While our practice evolves, our values and principles remain constant; we all thrive by staying connected and growing from our experiences.
Over the years, CCJC has produced a number of valuable resources on restorative justice. We are also involved in ‘RJ Week’ events across Canada.
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.
2 Cor. 5:18-20