The Southern Lakes Community Justice Committee is an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal initiative that serves two communities. The Justice Committee operates a pre- and post-charge diversion program. It uses community sentencing and mediation. While the victim's opinion is influential, it does not constitute the basis for accepting or rejecting an application for diversion. There are victim and offender support groups operated under the program. It has held nine sentencing circles, three victim-offender mediations and assisted with probation in nineteen cases. Referrals come from the individual, police, Crown and other community members. Protocol agreements are in place with the RCMP. It has strong links with other community agencies. It also promotes training and education for its members, staff and community members.