Justice Society seeking emergency funding from community

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Justice Society is asking for the community’s help in obtaining emergency funding.

The non-profit organization has been serving the community for the last twenty years. Because of the economic recession, the Society says that many funding opportunities have disappeared, resulting in the need for funds to continue their work until they receive grants in April.

The Society provides the restorative justice program, the community gardens, and has a partnership with the Fort St. John RCMP to help coordinate and administer their volunteer safety and crime prevention programs.

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The restorative justice program is “an alternative model where the focus is shifted from seeking retribution on behalf of the state and instead seeks restoration of balance in a relationship.” This is accomplished by face to face interactions or meetings between offenders and their victims. These interactions are monitored by trained facilitators.

The Society is responsible for coordinating these meetings, supervising the completion of the compensation agreement as well as free facilitator training annually.

For more information or to donate visit: www.northpeacejustice.ca, or call 250-263-9209.

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