Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Grant and Contribution Details: 2007-2008 - 4th Quarter
Recipient Name: NATIVE COURTWORKER COUNSELLING ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date: 2008-03-12
Value: $198,744.00
Type: Contribution
Purpose: The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia has entered into a contribution agreement with the Department of Justice Canada to manage the Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services (VATJS). The program's overall goals are to ensure the long-term provision of a transformative justice service that effectively addresses the unique needs of Aboriginal people who break the law, with particular attention and concern for victims and the well-being of the urban Aboriginal community. The program will embrace traditional native justice concepts that focus on rehabilitation and healing, rather than isolation and punishment. The VATJS utilizes a Community Council forum made up of volunteers, an Elder, the victim and the offender to facilitate the discussion of the offence, its effects and the causes of the behaviour that led to the offence. At the conclusion of the forum, a healing plan is developed with a goal towards making amends and positively reintegrating the victim and offender into the community.
Comments: PROJECT AMENDED Original Project Amount: $ 79,000.00 Approved Date: 2007/09/17 Fiscal Year: 20072008 Quarter: 2 Amendment #1 Amount: $ 119,744.00 Approved Date: 2008/03/12
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