Connecting our circles of responsibility for community.
Alberta Restorative Justice Association (ARJA) is composed of organizations and individuals dedicated to increasing understanding of restorative justice and how it can benefit communities. ARJA encourages community action that strengthens existing restorative justice programs and encourages the development of new restorative justice programs in communities in Alberta.
ARJA's website is designed to make resources, materials and information related to the field of restorative justice available to all areas of Alberta.
What is Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice is an approach focused on repairing harm when a wrongdoing or injustice occurs in a community. Depending on the process or technique used, restorative justice involves the victim, the offender, their social networks, justice agencies, and the community.Above all, restorative justice is an invitation to join in conversation so that we may support and learn from each other. It is a reminder that all of us are indeed interconnected.(Howard Zehr,The Little Book of Restorative Justice, p. 63.)
ARJA is currently seeking a Contract Project Coordinator.
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ARJA Spring 2013 Newsletter
How to Start a Restorative Justice Program
Are you interested in starting a Restorative Justice Program in your area? Please click www.fcrj.ca for more information.
Please be sure to read the Medicine Hat John Howard's Society Restorative Justic Project 2012. Click here.
Circle in the Square: Building Community and Repairing Harm in Schools
Restorative Justice and the Secure Estate: Alternatives for Young People in Custody
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