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Volunteers needed to create new Restorative Justice program in Prince George…

Prince George, BC: The Prince George RCMP is implementing a new Restorative Justice program. Restorative Justice is a non-adversarial, non-retributive approach to justice that emphasizes healing in victims, meaningful accountability of offenders, and the involvement of citizens in creating healthier, safer communities.

The RCMP Restorative Justice program will work closely with the Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society which was established in 1997 as a non-profit agency providing a diversion program for aboriginal youth and adults.

The mission of the Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society (PGUAJS) is to reduce the number of Aboriginal people in conflict with the law, and recognizes that both preventive and responsive approaches are required.

The partnership between the RCMP Restorative Justice program, and the Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society will provide an efficient and effective method of alternative justice that will benefit the community.

Community Policing, the crime prevention unit of the RCMP, is actively recruiting volunteers 19 years or older, community-minded, reliable individuals, interested in making a positive contribution to community safety.

“We are seeking volunteers who may be interested in pursuing this unique opportunity which will include extensive training, to be provided at no expense to the volunteer” says Linda Parker, Community Policing Coordinator. 

“The time commitment required of each volunteer, once the program has started, will depend on how many youth referrals are received, the number of volunteers recruited, and other variables.”

Initial training will take place July 13th – 15th with additional volunteer training to be offered in the fall.

For more information or to apply as a volunteer, please contact Linda Parker at 250-561-3319; email linda.parker@princegeorge.ca or Melvin Campbell at 250-277-8958; email melvin.campbell@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

For more information on crime prevention contact the RCMP Community Policing unit at 250-561-3366.

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