Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent is proud to have established strong funding partnerships since its inception. Without the dollars from our core funders – The Ministry of Children and Youth Services, United Way of Chatham-Kent, and The Ontario Trillium Foundation – the organization would not be what it is today. With the support from our funders, local donors, and dedicated volunteers, we have been able to positively impact the lives of hundreds of local children and youth. THANK YOU!
On July 1, 2005, Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent successfully secured a contract with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (Youth Justice Division, West Region) to provide Restorative Justice Youth Conferencing, as an ‘Alternative Measures Program’ under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. This partnership has diversified and been strengthened since then, with a Service Contract expansion in 2016 to include for provision of the Extrajudicial Measures (EJM) Program, and the Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS) Program. We are proud to be the community partner authorized to provide both the formal Pre-Charge (Police-referred) and Post-Charge (Crown Attorney-referred) Diversion Programs for Chatham-Kent youth in conflict with the law.
Since 2008, we have been a proud Member Agency of the United Way of Chatham-Kent. The generous annual funding we receive from this organization is integral to the operational capacity of Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent; more specifically – we could not operate our Positive Strides Programs as we do today – travelling across the Municipality to support at-risk children and youth – without the continued funding support from our local United Way.
Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent has also been successful in attaining several Ontario Trillium Foundation Grants. Most recently in 2015, a $52,000 grant was used to purchase new evidence-based programs under our Positive Strides Programs umbrella, improve all marketing materials, and help stabilize staffing within this program.
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