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What are youth justice committees?
Youth Justice Committees: - allow citizens to work through conflict between youth who have committed a criminal offense , victims and community members, - provide support for young people, - provide community-based resolutions to youth crime, - provide young persons with an alternative to the formal court process and the possibility of time in custody resolve legal conflicts through extrajudicial sanctions, community-service work, and meeting with victims and community members - Edmonton Youth Justice uses a restorative justice approach to work with youth and the community
Through volunteers, Edmonton Youth Justice Committee Society contributes to safer communities by providing supports to young persons who accept responsibility for their actions and make amends.
What we do...
Using a restorative justice circle approach, Edmonton Youth Justice provides youth the opportunity to repair harm created. - Volunteers sit with the youth, victims of crime, and family or friend supports to discuss the harm created. - The restorative justice circle works with youth to focus on the harm created rather than the rules broken. - The circle works with all members to repair the harm created and allows everyone in the room to create a plan that works for everyone.