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On April 21, CCJC will host

Seeing Through the Bars

What are Victim Impact programs? Can they help prisoners develop empathy?

Join our four panelists as we seek to answer these questions and explore the possibilities of victim impact programs.

Speakers include Nicole Heidemann, Kate Johnson, Steve Sullivan, and Schuyler Playford

 Pre-Register for this event here.

 Sponsored by the United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Church in Canada, and the Presbyterian Church in Canada


National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2015 will take place from April 20-24.

Find an event in your area! Click here to view an interactive map of events taking place across the country.


For information about the workshop CCJC hosted during Victims’ Week 2014, please click here.

For information about the workshop CCJC hosted during Victims’ Week 2012, please click here.


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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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