KDFN Justice develops and provides programs and services to KDFN citizens and families who are in conflict with the law or in need of support from victim services, probation, or court-related services.
Building on past success, we will be developing restorative justice options for dealing with child welfare, victim services, policing, courts or corrections related issues.
What is Restorative Justice?
It is an alternative approach to justice that focuses on repairing relationships and the harm caused by a crime or transgression. It holds the person who caused the harm accountable. And, it involves the person who commied the crime, those who were harmed, and the affected communities.
• Is voluntary;
• Is confidential;
• Is held in a safe space;
• Is respectful and has informed consent from all participants;
• Holds the offender accountable; and
• Gives those who were harmed a voice in the outcome.
Kwanlin Dün’s Restorative Justice Program
Our program takes a holistic view of the justice system. It is based on traditional teachings. And, it works towards building a healthy community by:
• creating accountability;
• allowing those who were harmed to have a say in the out come; and
• working to lower recidivism rates.
Restorative Justice Approach
• Address harms that have occurred and subsequent needs of the person harmed;
• Address obligations that result from harms;
• Address the cause of the harm;
• Participation by all of those impacted by the incident;
• Balance concern for all;
• Use of collaborative outcomes.
Restorative Options Include:
• Victim Offender Mediation;
• Community Justice Forums;
• Empowerment/Healing Circles.