Did You Know?

  • A youth justice committee helps manage the Act. This could include:
    • Supporting victims; and
    • Ensuring that community support is available for you
  • Conference facilitators need to be trained to organize, plan and hold a conference for a youth who has committed an offence.
  • Conference on community justice started with the Maori people of New Zealand. They are similar to healing circles. Other Indigenous groups have similar models.
  • Healing circles come from North America's Indigenous traditions where the crime is seen largely as a community problem to be shared by all with its roots in the community. Conferences on community justice and healing circles are examples of "restorative justice processes." Have you heard of or experienced a healing circle?