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South Shore Community Justice Society

Restorative Justice

Location
Located In Bridgewater
Where To Find Us
129 Aberdeen Rd, Suite 208
Bridgewater, NS B4V 2S7
Areas Served Lunenburg County ; Queens County (NS)
Contact
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E-Mail sscjs@eastlink.ca
Phone 902-543-1841
Contact Nicolle Lovett, Executive Director; Email: sscjs@eastlink.ca
Fax 902-543-3177
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Description & Services
Information South Shore Community Justice Society is responsible for administering the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program across Lunenburg and Queens Counties. 
 
https://novascotia.ca/just/RJ/ 
 
Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program: 
 
Through the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program, those who have been affected by criminal harms (individuals and community) have the opportunity to work with those responsible or who contributed to what happened together with others who can offer support to consider the contexts, causes, circumstances, and impacts of an incident. The Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program supports processes that aim to address the issues, harms and needs of those involved and to develop plans for the future. These plans include commitments by those with responsibilities for what happened to take specific actions to address the harms caused.  
 
Restorative justice has been shown to increase the satisfaction by individuals and communities affected by crime and ensures that those affected can have a voice and role in the process. This results in more meaningful and effective outcomes for both those affected and those responsible for harms. Offenders who participate in restorative justice are less likely to repeat their actions. 
 
With strong support from justice system stakeholders, the program is rooted in the community and delivered by Regional Restorative Justice Teams with expertise from eight community-based restorative justice agencies and Community Corrections staff. Starting as a pilot for youth in 1999, the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program was established for youth across the province in 2001 and was expanded to include adults in 2016.
Hours Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Special Information
Tags Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Special Interest ; Youth