Established 22 Jan 1999
Arrowsmith Community Justice Society
"Our Vision is a Community in Harmony"
Contact Information:       Office Telephone:    250-954-2968
                                       Address:                727 W Island Hwy, Parksville, BC, V9P 1B9
                                       E-Mail:                   information@acjs.ca; director@acjs.ca; coordinator@acjs.ca
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MISSION, VISION & CORE VALUES

Mission:  (revised 5 Mar 2009)
The Arrowsmith Community Justice Society provides restorative justice and dispute resolution processes to the community which bring all parties of a conflict or crime together to facilitate a timely and mutually agreeable resolution.

Vision:
Our vistion is a community in harmony.

Core Values:
      Accountability        Connection
      Respect                 Consensus
      Reconciliation        Forgiveness
      Truth                      Compassion                Core Values Defined
This logo was a gift from Qualicum First Nations Elder & Artist, Gordon Reid.

Two powerful thunderbirds respresent the victim and the offender meeting face-to-face and heart-to-heart to find a way to resolve the harm that has been caused by the behaviour of the offender.  The scales of justice represent the process of restorative justice.  The logo is formed in a circle wjich tells of each person's equality within the process, with the top of the circle completed by a red arc representing "the brighter future" we can experience after the restorative process is completed.
In addition to the logo, the ACJS has adopted from the Coast Salish a motto for the program.   Zwiyu' los' tel (Whee-a-LOSS-tel), which means "Look After Each Other".  Also from Gordon Reid who told us as he and his siblings left for school each day, his mother would say this to them.  
Established 22 Jan 1999

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