November 17 to November 24 is BC Restorative Justice Week and, appropriately, Kootenay Restorative Justice is holding its Annual General Meeting.
The AGM will feature Heartspeak Productions Larry Moore from Kaslo, the producer and director of the film Community Healing Programs with Rupert Ross.
Restorative justice focuses on addressing the needs of victims and the community with a strong emphasis on offender accountability and repairing the harm. In this approach, crime is understood not only as breaking the law, but as a violation of people and relationships and a disruption of the peace in a community.
The results can bring victims, offenders and the community a more satisfying experience of justice. The Kootenay Restorative Justice program, under the umbrella of WE Graham Community Services Society, has been using restorative justice successfully since 2003.
Wednesday evening’s talk and AGM is open to the public. The AGM will take place November 27 between 6 and 8 p.m. at the Nelson Chamber of Commerce, 225 Hall Street.
Moore will speak about his years of experience with restorative justice and field questions about its role in the Kootenays.
This is an opportunity to discuss and learn more about restorative justice with experienced practitioners of the method. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.