Changing School Culture.

Students in the Langley School District were recently asked why they joined their schools' Restorative Action (RA) Team.

Hear their answers in a video produced by Emma Mackie, a 2014 Brookswood Secondary School Graduate.

RA Teams

 

Students are making an impact.

Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) in Langley, BC is pleased to announce the recipients of the Restorative Action scholarships:  

  • Catrina Thomas, Langley Fine Arts School
  • Alicia Harris, Langley Secondary School

Read more about the scholarship winners here.

Annual Report Released.

CJI has just released the 2014 Annual Report.  Check out how we have been helping in the Langley School District, in the Federal prison system, and throughout Canada & the world.

CJI Annual Report - 2014

Educating for Peacebuilding - School Program Worker job posting

This is a full-time, seasonal position with CJI, corresponding with the school year (September-June).  It offers the unique opportunity to be part of an innovative partnership between CJI and the Langley School District in providing a Restorative Justice based program aimed at systemically changing school culture.  The program's focus is on implementing principles of "Restorative Action" which encourage responses to harm and discipline issues that are needs-based and promote healing and accountability.  The program provides training for students, educators and staff in the Restorative Action concepts and equips them to deal with conflict situations using tools such as mediation and conferencing.  Program staff provide support during conflict situations and act as ongoing liaisons/consultants with participating schools.

See the attachment for a full job description.

Please note that only the most suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

CJI's AGM.

CJI will be holding it's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 24th at 6:30pm.  The meeting will be held at the CJI offices.  Members are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to mail@cjibc.org or 604-534-5515 if you plan on attending.

Membership with CJI.

CJI has pioneered and administered programs, training services and processes that result in meaningful, satisfying outcomes for a variety of conflict situations.

We are grateful for the people whose lives have been moved by the work of this agency.  You are an important part to the continuing work of CJI.  

Please become a member or renew your membership today!

Membership fees are $15.00 per year (April 1 - March 31) and can be processed securely on-line by visiting our website.

 Save the Date!

Great News! CJI will once again be hosting our annual Fundraiser Dinner - November 7, 2014.  

More details to come.

 

 

International Impact.

21 teachers, from both private and public schools in South Korea, paid their own way to travel to Langley BC. Their goal was to learn about Restorative Action in Schools. The group members are some of the first pioneers of Restorative Action in Korea. They all have extensive theoretical knowledge of Restorative Action but were looking to Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) to provide practical applications for integrating this approach into classrooms and schools.

CJI started off the week by hosting a two-day workshop with contract trainer Alana Abramson on January 13 and 14. A third day of training on January 15 brought presenters from CERA Society, Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association, North Shore Restorative Justice, and CJI. Thanks to Langley School District for providing the space at Simonds Elementary Media Centre for the training.

That final afternoon the group travelled to Langley Fine Arts School to hear directly from staff and students who are part of their Restorative Action team. Approximately ten students spoke about what being on the Restorative Action team has meant to them. The students inspired all present. Many thanks to those who helped facilitate the Langley Fine Arts session: Madeleine DeLittle, Kari Hall, Vice Principal Susan Perkins, Principal Jon Bonnar, and district RA teacher Cristy Watson.

On January 15 the Korean learning group was hosted by Abbotsford Restorative Justice and Advocacy Association (ARJAA), who introduced the Korean teachers to Restorative Action in Abbotsford. Before departing for Korea the group coordinator, Jung-Ki Seo, had detailed consultations with CJI staff and brought home several joint publications of CJI and the Langley School District.

 

Changing lives this year.

As 2013 is coming to an end, please consider Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) in your year-end giving. Your donation changes lives. Read CJI's latest newsletter and see and how you can be involved.

CJI Fundraiser Update.

Please note that CJI will not be hosting the Annual Gala Fundraiser this fall.

This event is changing form. Details of the Spring 2014 fundraising initiative are currently being finalized and we will share the exciting news as soon as we can.

Community Justice Initiatives Association

mail@cjibc.org