South Okanagan Restorative Justice Program

seeks to ensure the restoration of balance within each of the 4 South Okanagan communities affected by crime.

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.

SORJP Objectives


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.

SORJP Team