Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award
Sergeant Jim McEntegart
Constable Sandy Goudie
Constable Geoff Pittman
Constable Gavin Moore
The Hopedale Detachment RCMP members received the 2007 Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Award for their work with Community Justice Forums (CJFs) in an Inuit community located in northern Labrador. CJFs support police discretion at the front end of the youth justice process and use community-based conferencing as an alternative to the formal court system.
Community Justice Forums offer a controlled, safe setting in which the offender, the victim(s) and supporters are brought together to decide how to deal with a specific incident of offending. In the presence of a community member who has been trained as a CJF facilitator, participants agree on a response to the incident. The Hopedale officers then work with the youth to follow through with the response. The forums contribute to the Hopedale community by promoting respect for societal values-such as accountability, appropriate behavior, cooperation, responsibility and teamwork-and by helping the community to respond to youth in conflict with the law.
Certificates of Distinction
Constable Grant Dokis
Sergeant Robert Thirkill
Greater Sudbury Police Service - Aboriginal Youth Strategy
The Minister of Justice National Youth Justice Policing Award was established in 2000. Here are the previous award recipients:
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