The Okanagan Indian Educational Resources Society has entered into a contribution agreement with the Department of Justice to manage the South Okanagan Aboriginal Restorative Justice Program.
The South Okanagan Aboriginal Restorative Justice Program provides services which will empower community to administer justice to improve the overall health of the community. It provides pre-charge services for both adult and youth members of the South Okanagan Bands, and other Aboriginal people located with in its territory.
Objectives of the South Okanagan Aboriginal Restorative Justice Program include finding practical solutions to Aboriginal justice concerns in the community by incorporating Enowkinwixw process and philosophy in all social justice activities. The Program utilizes agency referrals, disciplinary circles, integrated case management circles, and adult restorative sentencing circle processes.