CDRJS supports and provides Restorative Justice Facilitation.
The "other" benefits of are:
1. It is free. There are no dues or fees, we only ask that members are involved in some personal and meaningful way.
2. CDRJS is community-based program that focuses on community-based issues.
3. There are a variety of avenues open for involvement:
You can become a facilitator - we provide the training and mentorship;
You can participate on the Board of Directors - we are always looking for new directors and new skills foster new and exciting changes;
4. Raise funds and write grants - I know, there are some people, in addition to myself, who enjoy that sort of activity;
5. Suggest articles to be added to the website or newspaper - Suggesting also includes writing, but suggesting as a start is great.
6. Be involved in surveys or other forms of community input - We are currently looking for input into a new LOGO!
One of the recent initiatives is to create a new Logo for our two project areas: Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice and Humanity Network. We have contracted with Telus to come up with something truly amazing. In order for it to be amazing and represent our collective efforts, I prepared a survey with the information that Telus needs in order to get started. The survey takes about 5 minutes and the benefit of your involvement will be to select one of the possible options that are created by Telus. If you are currently a member of either CDRJS or the Humanity Network, check your email as I may have sent to a link to the surveys. If it isn't there, please drop me a line and I'll send the link Doug McPhee.
If you would like to join and contribute in a manner which honours your interest, ability and most importantly your time:
"It means I am connected in some way to a restorative type of justice for the smaller felonies and that it can help both the victim and the person doing the crime to have a more restorative solution for both sides. Both sides do not then get caught up in the plugged-up court system."
Comment from the recent membership survey. Posted with permission.
Logos are a shorthand representation of an organization's best intentions. We have been working on a new logo for CDRJS as the concept of a logo needs to keep up with changes in CDRJS.
To this end, the Development Team at Telus has been working with some of the ideas put forward by our membership. Those concepts have been used to produce some of the logos above ( the black and white logo is one which represented CDRJS in 2009 and the simple mountain outline I developed as a temporary solution).
More feedback has been provided by membership and trainees and will help guide further development. If you are interested in the process and outcome, visit this site as I will post changes as they come along.
CDRJS would like to extend our thanks again to the organizations who have contributed financially to our continued operation this year:
City of Cranbrook
Ministry of Tourism and the Office of the Solicitor General
Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Services
It is important not to discount the hours of volunteer service provided by our board, facilitators and the committee member on the Humanity Network. Your work and contributions are greatly appreciated.
We would not have the success and opportunity to work with RJ referrals if it were not for the support of the local RCMP Detachments and Division E of the RCMP. Thanks!
Cranbrook and District Restorative Justice Society is a Not-for-Profit organization which relies on grants and donations in order to support the our valuable contribution to the district. Your donations will enable CDRJS to train facilitators, offer public education and awareness, operate the office and support the community by providing restorative justice as an alternative to traditional court processes.