Arrowsmith Community Justice Society
"Our Vision is a Community in Harmony"
Address: 727 West Island Highway
Parksville, BC, V9P 1B9
Email: director @ acjs.ca (no spaces)
MISSION, VISION & CORE VALUES
The Arrowsmith Community Justice Society provides restorative justice and dispute resolution process to the community which bring all parties of a conflict or crime together to facilitate a timely and mutually agreeable resolution.
Our vision is a community in harmony.
MOTTO & LOGO
ACJS was honoured to receive the gift of this logo from Qualicum First Nations Elder and artist, Gordon Reid Sr. The two powerful thunderbirds represent 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 which 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:
Xwiyu' los' tel
which means "Look After Each Other"
Without the support from the community, the ACJS program(s) would not be as successful as they have been. We would like to thank the following for their ongoing financial and in-kind support:
Regional District of Nanaimo
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Oceanside Detachment