Restorative Justice Week 2017

Proclamations

CSC has been an active partner in the Restorative Justice (RJ) community for more than a decade and has been proud to provide leadership to RJ Week since 1996. #RJWeek. In previous years, CSC called upon municipalities across Canada to proclaim the third week of November as RJ Week to acknowledge the impacts and achievements of the RJ approach and its application in the traditional criminal justice system. This year, CSC challenges you to initiate the proclamation process by using the tools available on our website and contacting the city council in your municipality.

Consider the following ideas to take action as leaders in your community:

  • Proclaim RJ Week 2017;
  • Host a town hall meeting to promote an awareness of how RJ is expressed in their community;
  • Challenge community partners to create a local planning committee for RJ Week activities;
  • Invite a guest speaker from your community, who is involved in RJ, to share their perspectives.

Proclamation

WHEREAS, in the face of crime or conflict, restorative justice offers a philosophy and approach that views these matters principally as harm done to people and relationships; and

WHEREAS, restorative justice is a non-adversarial, non-retributive approach to justice that emphasizes healing in victims, accountability of offenders, and the involvement of citizens in creating healthier, safer communities.

WHEREAS, this year's theme for Restorative Justice Week is "Inspiring Innovation", it is an opportunity to learn about restorative justice, educate and celebrate along with other communities across the country during the week.

THEREFORE, I,

(Title and Name),

do hereby proclaim November 19 - November 26, 2017 as Restorative Justice Week in the

(type of municipality) of (name of municipality).