Date: Monday, November 16, 2020

Victoria, BC – Today marks the beginning of Restorative Justice Week across Canada and internationally.

Restorative Justice is an approach to justice that seeks to repair the damage done by crime and conflict in our community. The program emphasizes a victim-centered approach which seeks accountability from offenders and a non-adversarial means of “making things right”. The goal of Restorative Justice is to reach meaningful, satisfying, and fair outcomes through inclusion, open communication, and truth-telling.

At VicPD, we are grateful for the great work of our partners at Restorative Justice Victoria. Since 2007, VicPD has been working closely with Restorative Justice Victoria to achieve outcomes outside of the traditional court system, or in conjunction with that system. We refer over 60 files to Restorative Justice Victoria every year. The most common files referred to Restorative Justice Victoria are theft under $5,000, mischief under $5,000, and assault.

During Restorative Justice Week VicPD thanks Restorative Justice Victoria for their valued contribution to community safety.

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