What are the benefits of the Youth Justice Committee Program?
• Community members to gather in a meaningful forum to address an incident that has caused harm in their community. • Victims of hte offence have a voice in directly addressing the harm. • The young person to be accountable for their actions in a meaningful way. • The young person to increase their awareness of the impact of the offence to themselves, their family, the victim and the community. Does the Youth Justice Committee really work? St. Leonard’s Community Services has been practicing the Restorative Justice approach since the year 2000. The Youth Justice Committee is a component of the Restorative Justice approach and has proven to be a successful intervention in dealing with minor, low risk offences bringing together the offender and victim to address the incident. the Youth Justice Committee approach is an effective and time efficient method of dealing with minor offences in a professional yet personal manner. How do I become a Youth Justice Committee volunteer? Community mem