Youth Justice Committee Members
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 commission 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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