Council wins award

Published January 1, 2000

The Church Council on Justice and Corrections has been named a winner of the first national Ron Weibe Restorative Justice Award by the Correctional Service of Canada. Restorative justice emphasizes healing for victims, meaningful accountability of offenders and the involvement of citizens in creating healthier, safer communities. As much as possible, it involves the victim, offender and community in a process which tries to right the wrongs that result from crime.

The 25-year-old council is comprised of 11 national churches including the Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Evangelical Lutheran, United, Mennonite and Presbyterian churches.


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