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“Restorative Justice is a safe way
  to have a difficult conversation."
  ~Judge Barry Stuart

Justice honours the inherent worth of all and is integral to all social structures. In this context, Restorative Justice (RJ) is fundamentally about reparation, healing, accountability, and how people relate to each other. When a person or group has experienced harm or has caused harm, RJ provides a response to that harm that respects the integrity of each person and the communities from which they come. Within this broad understanding, RJ can be interpreted and practiced in a variety of ways and settings. RJ is used to address conflict in schools, workplaces, communities and families. It is also used in the criminal justice sector. ~Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium (CRJC)

Secondary School
“My experiences with Restorative Justice (RJ) have involved youth vs youth mediation, parent vs parent mediation, youth vs school mediation and youth vs community mediation. In all cases, RJ conflict mediation produced successful outcomes that helped all participants take accountability for their behaviour and contributed to a safer school and community environment.”

Greater Sudbury Housing Corporation (GSHC)
“GSHC has utilized the services of Restorative Justice’s (RJ’s)  Eviction Prevention Mediation Program to assist in preserving tenancies through open, honest and professional dialogue. I have recommended this service to colleagues and they too have agreed the program to be a great tool to avoid early termination of a tenancy.”    
Recreation Business

“At first I thought there was no way I would have an offender come onto my property to “work off” some of the damages he had caused. But after SDRJ organized a meeting between myself, the young man and his parents I changed my mind and created a specific job for him to help maintain our vehicles throughout the summer. I wanted him to see that our business is part of the community. After he complet…

” I thought you might like to know that my little bad-ass questioner of authority is now at the top of his class in his fourth year of neuroscience. He has a couple of profs who want to co-author the original brain development research he’s cooked up for his thesis. Not bad for a kid some educators said was not university material and was more likely to wind up in the pen than in a profession! Tha…
Local Parish
“I am very happy to report that our of a bad situation something very positive has surfaced. We have come to discover that the young man who damaged our church has revealed himself to be a very fine and hard working individual.  I wish to thank Sudbury District Restorative Justice (SDRJ) for making it possible for me to experience the positive effects of Restorative Justice.

Construction Business

“Ongoing vandalism was costing us thousands of dollars in damage and negatively impacting our business image. Our customers and trades were disheartened. Restorative Justice (RJ) became involved after a successful investigation by Greater Sudbury Police Service and a meeting was held with myself, one of our supervisors, the seven youth and their parents. It was agreed each youth would work fifty h…