Volunteers Needed for Restorative Justice

Volunteer – Restorative Justice Facilitators

Nelson Police Department Restorative Justice (NPDRJ) is a community-based program that facilitates dialogue in the aftermath of crime and other harmful behaviour. Our program seeks to empower participants to share their experiences and to explore collaboratively ways to repair the harm. NPDRJ facilitators work to design a restorative response that meets the needs of all participants by providing victims with the opportunity to express how the incident has impacted them, helping offenders understand the impact of their actions and empowering them to take responsibility for the harm caused. They create value by strengthening mutual understanding to build consensus for a meaningful, reasonable, and fair resolution.

We are currently recruiting dedicated volunteers for the position of Restorative Justice Facilitator. Because of the seriousness and sensitive nature of the work we do, we are very discerning about which applicants we select as volunteers for the program. We cannot guarantee that everyone who applies will be accepted and we request your understanding if you are not selected to participate in the training.

See below link for an application form.  For more information on Restorative Justice, our program, or for clarification about the application process, please call 250 505-5654 or email rj@nelsonpolice.ca

Application deadline is August 15, 2016

Volunteer Application fillable form

New NELSON POLICE BOARD DIRECTOR Announced

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General have announced the appointment of Mr. Amed Naqvi to the Nelson Police Board. Mr. Naqvi’s term will be June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2018.

The Nelson Police Board and Nelson Police Department wish to thank Director Robert Goertz, who is stepping down, for his contribution and dedication to the Board and wish him success in his future endeavors.

NELSON RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRESENTATION – DR. DUNCAN GRADY – JULY 16TH

NPD - NRJ LOGOThis is a free event but please RSVP to awerner@nelsonpolice.ca or by phone at 250-505-5654.

Dr. Grady will be discussing restorative justice in contrast to criminal justice in the context of recent neuroscientific research, and the traditional teachings of his people. He will also be discussing the impact of secondary trauma on service providers and emergency service responders.

Dr. Grady has been practicing counselling and psychotherapy in the fields of addictions, trauma, and death & dying for 36 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate of Divinity specific to Creation Spirituality. He is an elder of the West Kootenays Circle of Indigenous Nations Society and currently co-leads retreats, works with communities impacted by lateral violence and provides training and consultation using western and non-western approaches to health, well-being, spirituality, trauma and death & dying.