The South Okanagan Restorative Justice Program (SORJP) has a mandate to affect change within the existing criminal justice system through the reinstatement of traditional discipline and traditional community practices that would assist in the rehabilitation of offenders and healing victims of crime. SORJP seeks to ensure the restoration of balance within each of the four South Okanagan communities that are affected by crime. The South Okanagan Restorative Justice Program will foster and promote a safe and caring program through restorative action and youth advocacy; holding youth and others accountable for their behavior; reintegrating them in their communities and ensuring that the victim's concerns are addressed.
- To develop restorative, relevant and reasonable resolutions;
- To increase the individual's awareness on how their actions affect others;
- To involve the victim and the community in the restorative process and the resolution;
- To let the client and his/her family know that the community as a whole is concerned about their conduct/behavior;
- To provide for restitution and the means to repair the harm, when appropriate;
- To respect the rights of all parties;
- To foster a safe and caring environment through advocacy and mentoring;
- To leave all parties with a feeling of self worth &
- To focus on the harm of crime rather than the rules/laws that have been broken.
Image: 20th Anniversary Syilx Cross Border Paddle 2021
The Cross Border Paddle provides an opportunity to participate in a grassroots community initiative and enhances personal cultural discipline.
This annual event exercises our inherent right as Syilx people to travel freely via land or water within our traditional Syilx territory as per the 1794 Jay Treaty.
- Restorative Justice Manager:
(Penticton Indian Band)
Phone: 250-493-7181 ext 217
- Corrections Liaison Officer:
(Upper Nicola Band)
Phone: 250-493-7181 ext 218
If you are in need of our services please contact:
154 Enowkin Trail, Penticton BC V2A 0E1