Arrowsmith Community Justice Society
"Our Vision is a Community in Harmony"
established: 1999
Contact Information:
Telephone:      250-954-2968

Address:         727 West Island Highway
                         Parksville, BC, V9P 1B9

Email:              director @ acjs.ca  (no spaces)
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WHAT IS THE ARROWSMITH COMMUNITY JUSTICE SOCIETY?

The Arrowsmith Community Justice Society (ACJS) is a community organization whose purpose is to administer a community-based restorative justice program and a community dispute restoluion program which promote conferencing as a resolution and peacemaking mechanism for conflict in the community and to involve interested community citizens and resources to accomplish the above services.  The ACJS operates in British Columbia, Canada in the communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Regional District of Nanaimo Areas E, F, G & H.

WHAT IS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE?

Restorative Justice is a concept for the criminal justice system that is rapidly gaining acceptance and support throughout British Columbia and Canada.  It is a philosphical approach to crime, which emphasizes on the harms caused and reparation of those harms.  The restorative justice model requires the offender to be accountable to the victim and the community and it provies for immediate, active participation of the victim, the offender and the community in a process for repairing the fabric of community peace. 

WHAT IS RESTORATIVE ACTION?

ACJS, working in conjuction with the Schools in SD 69, will work with the school representatives to bring a conflict between students to a successful conclusion.   The process will concentrate on the harms caused and reparation of the school community for all involved.    All files initiate from the School, ACJS is brought in at their request.
Volunteers form a big part of the restorative justice process.   If you are interested in joining the program please fill out the Volunteer Application Form and submit it to the address below.   For more information please contact us.   Volunteer opportunities:  Facilitation & Mentorship
Volunteer Opportunities