Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice
The mission of the Vancouver Association of Restorative Justice is:
To advance the knowledge and application of restorative practices
in the City of Vancouver.
Vancouver Association of Restorative Justice has several roles to play in the City:
- to broker dialogues between restorative service providers, referral agencies, funders, and other community members
- to coordinate services and referrals, in order to ensure that all needs are met in Vancouver’s diverse communities, and to avoid service duplication
- to network, collaborate, and build relationships within the Vancouver community.
- to facilitate restorative justice program development in the City, to ensure that a variety of restorative programs are available to meet the variety of needs within the City.
- to facilitate restorative justice training, to ensure that all Vancouverites have access to restorative justice services.
- to educate, build awareness of, and to market restorative justice in the City to ensure all Vancouverites are aware of their options to resolve their conflicts restoratively.
- to advocate for and develop resources for restorative justice services in the City.
- to streamline restorative justice referrals in the city by acting as a referrals clearing house and resource library for community members and service providers.
- to record and maintain statistics and evaluation of restorative justice programs in the City.
The Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice has been playing an active role in the community of Vancouver to further the role of restorative justice, including looking at how to implement restorative justice practices to address the recent hockey riots in Vancouver.