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Position description: 

The Cold Lake Youth Justice Committee is seeking volunteer members who want to make a difference in the lives of young people who have become involved with the Alternative Measures Act through the comission of a minor offence.

Youth Justice Committes provide restorative justice options that encourage the victim, the offender, and community members to actively participate with resolving conflict through dialogue and negotiation. The aim of Youth Justice Committees is to have the youth offenders learn from their mistakes and avoid having a criminal record.

The Youth Criminal Justice Act, Section 18, established the guidelines that direct Youth Justice Committees.

New Canadians, retirees, LGBTQ, military members, business owners, First Nations and Metis  people are encouraged to become members of the Cold Lake Youth Justice Committee.

Deliverables/Duties: 
  • Attend meetings
  • Committment to support and guide youth through the program
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Adhere to the rules and processes outlined in the Youth Criminal Justice Act 
  • Youth Justice committees may assume roles such as: sentance advisory, administration of the Extrajudicial Sanctions Program, public education and crime prevention
Qualifications: 
  • Twenty (20) years of age and older
  • Interest in restorative justice
  • Desire to help young people and guide them towards taking responsibility for their actions and encouraging them to make positive decisions 
  • Be a community minded individual
  • Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check required
Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
People with physical disabilities
Additional Information: 
  • Training is provided
  • Volunteering with the Cold Lake Youth Justice Committee is a great way to help our community and its youth
  • Volunteers will work in  small group settings
How to apply: 
Please contact Cynthia Potter
Contact person: 
Cynthia Potter
Contact phone: 
780-813-0562
Contact e-mail: 
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Position start/end date:
4 May 2017
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Evening, Weekend
Work location:
Cold Lake, AB