Grade 12 Scholarships.

CJI is pleased to provide two scholarships to Grade 12 students in Langley.  Students must be graduating in 2011 and be involved in the Restorative Action program in their school.

Click here for more details.

Impacting Students.

As part of Langley School District’s Restorative Action program, Community Justice Initiatives facilitated an annual retreat weekend for Langley Fine Arts School in December 2010. The students took part in a three day training retreat at the beautiful Chehalis Healing House in Harrison Mills, BC. During the retreat, students learned the principles and values of Restorative Action and how to apply that knowledge to help resolve conflict within their school. In addition, the retreat created a unique team building experience.

The students consistently reported that the skills they learned have proven to be valuable in their own relationships with friends, fellow students, and family members.

Read more about the students' experiences here.

Book Launch Success!

The recent book launch celebrating "Educating for Peacebuilding" by Catherine Bargen was a huge success. Thank you to all who came out and supported this work!  Books are still available for sale.  

Click here to read more about this publication. 


Special thanks to Craig Spence at
for providing the attached image.

 Book Launch Event

Community Justice Initiatives Association (CJI) is thrilled to announce the book launch event for Educating for Peacebuilding. This book, based on the experience of CJI's collaboration with the Langley School District, is for anyone looking to strengthen school communities through the implementation of restorative justice principles and practices.

Educating for Peacebuilding Book Launch Event
With author: Catherine Bargen
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Radha Eatery, 728 Main Street, Vancouver BC
Chai Tea and snacks will be served free of charge.

6:30 - Doors Open
7:30 - Short Program

100% of the book proceeds goes to support CJI's
Restorative Action School Program.

For more information on this book, visit the CJI website or contact the office at: or 604-534-5515.

New Publication Available

Educating for Peacebuilding
  Implementing Restorative Justice Principles and Practices
  in a School System

Author: Catherine Bargen

From the Back Cover:
"In 2000, the Langley School District in British Columbia, Canada, joined with Fraser Region Community Justice Initiatives in a venture to introduce restorative justice principles and practices into their schools.  Six years later the Langley School Board mandated that the schools in its district offer a restorative approach when dealing with conflict and harm. 

'Educating for Peacebuilding' is a lively account of how this happened -- the successes, failures, challenges, and lessons learned -- and the ongoing efforts to bring about positive culture change in school communities."

Book Launch details to be announced soon!

To read more about this book, or to place an order, visit CJI's website or contact the CJI office at or 604-534-5515.

The Little Black Book is now online!

We are delighted to announce the online launch of CJI's Little Black Book: A pocket guide to Youth Resources in Langley, Surrey, Delta and White Rock. This searchable database, an easy to use resource guide for teens ages 13 - 18, provides helpful information about a variety of services including health, violence prevention, education, counseling, recreation and more.

It can be found at

This past year, CJI circulated 15,000 printed copies of this youth resource to local schools and community centers.  Due to increasing demand over the past 5 years, and a desire to stay environmentally conscious, CJI has developed an online version that is searchable by keyword and topic.

We have created an information card to distribute in place of the book.  The new website and important phone numbers are listed, and it can easily be carried in a wallet or purse.  If you are interested in receiving copies of the information card, contact the CJI office at 604-534-5515.



Thank You

We are thrilled to report that our 25th Anniversary Fundraiser on October 22nd was a great success!  We want to thank everyone who was there for their participation and amazing financial support.  We also want to thank the many sponsors who supported this event with donations of goods and services.  We are very grateful for the generosity of CJI supporters.

Jodi Cadman, the main speaker, shared her moving story and involvement with CJI in the aftermath of her brother's murder.  One attendee's description: "It was a great event, the story told was powerful and moving, I was astounded at her (Jodi's) capacity to communicate such a difficult story with clarity, compassion and honesty."  For those of you who are still wanting to support this work or were unable to attend, please consider Community Justice Initiatives in your 2010 giving, and donate safely and securely through PayPal at the CJI Donation Page

Thank you to everyone who has shown interest in Community Justice Initiatives' work over the past 25 years.

A Special Thank You to our Dinner Sponsors: 

Aesthetics by Warren
BC Lions Football Club
Cactus Club Café - Southpoint
Celine Lee
Deborah Strong - Cat & Mouse Designs
MP Dona Cadman
DonMac Enterprises Inc.
Double Exposure
Elizabeth Berkey
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Envision Financial Langley
Fernwood Developments Inc.
Fraser River Safari
Freybe's Gourmet Foods
Heartspeak Productions
Investors Group
June Bergen Holt
Krause Berry Farms
Langley Chrysler
Langley Golf Centre
Laptop Locks by Tryten
Mac's Framing
Newlands Golf & Country Club
Nood - New Objects of Desire
Otter Co-op
Springman's Auto Centre
Stampede Tack & Western Wear
The Bergen Team - Macdonald Realty
Tribal Spirit Gallery
Vancouver Canucks
Warren Priest
West Central Building Supplies
Will Rempel - Remax Treeland Realty

25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraising Gala

Join us as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Community Justice Initiatives!

Jodi Cadman, daughter of the late Chuck Cadman and MP Dona Cadman, will share the moving story of her involvement with CJI in the aftermath of her brother's murder.

The evening also includes dinner, silent auction, and no host bar.
Tickets: $65 single, $495 table of 8

Friday, October 22, 2010
Newlands Gold & Country Club
21025 48 Avenue, Langley BC
Doors open: 6pm, Dinner: 6:45pm

Tickets can now be pre-ordered securely through PayPal.

Select Ticket Option:

For more information, or to purchase tickets via cheque or cash, contact the CJI office at: or 604-534-5515.

Download event flyer here.

2010 Educating for Peacebuilding Grade 12 Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2010 Educating for Peacebuilding scholarship winners:

Paula Mattusch, D.W. Poppy Secondary
Brandon Sampson, Apex Secondary

CJI is pleased to be able to offer scholarships to Grade 12 students who have taken part in the Educating for Peacebuilding program in the Langley School District. Since 2005, we have been able to award seventeen scholarships to deserving students.

Paula Mattusch, DW Poppy Secondary and Dan BashamTo qualify for the scholarship, you must be a current Grade 12 student in the Langley School District, and have actively participated in the Restorative Action program in your school. Email CJI to receive the application form.

The continuation of this scholarship fund is dependent upon donations. If you would like to make a contribution to this worthwhile fund, please contact us by e-mail.

Pictured: Paula Mattusch, DW Poppy Secondary and Dan Basham, CJI Schools Program Coordinator

Community Justice Initiatives Association