Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Grant and Contribution Details: 2007-2008 - 1st Quarter
Location: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Date: 2007-06-29
Value: $53,535.00
Type: Contribution
Purpose: The Secwepemc Community Justice Program serves the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band, Kamloops Indian Band and Skeetchestn Indian Band. This program provides Aboriginal individuals, families, and communities in the Kamloops area with opportunities to develop and participate in structured alternatives to typical court proceedings in criminal matters. The program provides opportunities for the healing of individuals and their families and may reduce the incidence of crime and violence in the communities. The program serves adults and youth who are of Aboriginal Ancestry (Status and non-Status First Nations, Métis and Inuit) in the Kamloops and surrounding areas. In special circumstances the program will consider people who are not of Aboriginal Ancestry. All referrals to the program require voluntary participation by the offender, as well as an acceptance of responsibility for the offence committed. One practice restorative justice used by this program is the Family Group Conferencing/Community Justice Forum, as made available through the RCMP, Community (e.g. Band Bylaws), and School referrals. The second restorative justice practice is the Alternative Measures Program Extrajudicial sanctions. Offenders are referred to the program based on the decision of Crown Counsel. Participation is completely voluntary and offenders have the right to consult legal counsel at any time during the process.
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