The FULL Perth Polar Bear Plunge has been suspended until Jan. 1st 2022 for LCCJ due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown. Except... On New Year's Day 2021 at 11am, our very own Executive Director, Joellen McHard, will be getting a bucket of ice water dumped on her head by her family for the "Keep the Spirit Alive 28th Annual Perth Polar Bear Plunge in support of Lanark County Community Justice via Facebook Live Stream. Stan Monroe from the Perth Legion will be doing the same form home and long time plunger, David Lavery, will take the plunge in his pool all the way in Kabul, Afghanistan! Be sure to tune in to our Facebook Live Streams if this is a New Year's favourite for you and your loved ones. You can find out more about the Perth Polar Bear Plunge for LCCJ by visiting our Plunge or Pledge page. See you in 2021!
In honour of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week (November 22nd 2020 - November 28th 2020), LCCJ has prepared some engaging activities that we are excited to share with you!
On Nov. 19th 2020: Join us for a Radio Interview on Lake 88.1 @ 4:30pm. Guest Speaker Marlee Liss, Founder & Author of Re-Humanize, will be providing a brief recount of her experiences with the Restorative Justice forum that resolved her case. There is no registration required, we hope you'll tune in!
On Nov. 26th 2020: TO REGISTER - Please note: there is an attendance cap on these events, secure your spot early by emailing Rayna at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting ourEventbright Pageprior to November 25th. There are 2 Events taking place on November 26th 2020: Event 1: Starting at 11am, join Marlee Liss and Crown Attorney, Cara Sweeney over Zoom where they will share the value of restorative justice to address sexual assault in the criminal justice system. Event 2: Stating at 1pm, along with her mother, Barbie Liss, Marlee will lead a 2 hour Restorative Justice Integrated Workshop over Zoom. A brief outline of our Restorative Justice Integrated Workshop:
Educational Component: What is restorative justice? We will be exploring the definition, principles, roots and benefits of Restorative Justice as well as addressing myths about it.
Interactive Component: Participants reflect on themes of forgiveness, repair and accountability within their own lives. Restorative approaches to justice are explored within varying contexts of their own lives; embodied learning strategies include reflection through writing, partner/group sharing, and mindfulness practices, including meditation and visualization.
Integrative Component: The group comes together to mastermind ways to implement restorative principles into their daily lives; participants collectively create a toolkit of strategies and potential actionable changes to implement restorative justices into their daily lives.
Summation: Closing circle with space for sharing.
About our Guest Speaker: Marlee Liss, www.marleeliss.com Marlee has worked with countless beings internationally to inspire transformative healing. She published a book about her journey through sexual violence, trauma and transformation in 2017. Marlee is a rape survivor who participated in a Restorative Justice forum to resolve her case. Re-Humanize Movement, www.rehumanizemovement.com Marlee Liss founded the Re-Humanize Movement with her mother, in 2019 after experiencing a profoundly healing Restorative Justice process for sexual harm. Along with her mother, Barbie Liss, Marlee will lead a 2 hour Restorative Justice Integrated Workshop on Nov. 26th.
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