With support from Public Safety Canada in 2014-15, CCJC oversaw a pilot project using the victim impact curriculum developed by You Have the Power. This project involved adapting the curriculum for use in Canadian prisons. The program was then delivered by an experienced facilitator and prison chaplain. CCJC’s evaluation of that program, and next steps, were discussed at Seeing Through the Bars in April, 2015. We seek opportunities to replicate and enhance the pilot program by connecting with Canadian prison chaplains. We are also exploring how to enhance empathy among people touched by the criminal justice system by adapting the victim impact curriculum for use in community settings.
To learn more about our work victim impact programs, or to get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.