The John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie has entered into a partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, The Algoma District School Board and the Huron-Superior Catholic DIstrict School Board to develop a restorative justice approach to resolving conflict and repairing harm caused by this conflict.
The John Howard Society and its partners will address criminalization/harm done to others, through an increased capacity to resolve conflict with youth and adults.
We have created partnerships and an Operational Committee, to provide ‘train-the- trainer’ workshops to 40 staff in the use of Restorative Justice Practices as a tool for conflict resolution.
Restorative Justice will provide new ways of conversing with others as a mechanism to reduce suspensions, violence, and unnecessary time in courts and reduce calls to Police Services, for issues that can be resolved in a restorative process.