We have seen, over and over again, the incredible power our restorative justice forums have in changing people's lives for the better. This process quite literally changes lives.
The total number of cases that LCCJ has provided since 2012 is 342. There were 298 restorative justice agreements made. An estimated average of 1,788 participants.
An estimated of 11,000 direct client engagement volunteer facilitator hours since 2012
55% of our youth cases come from Police Services and 45% come from the Crown Attorney's Office
The most frequent type of charges for both youth and adults are assault, theft, mischief, uttering threats
On average, over the past 7 years, LCCJ completes a case in 102 days. The target set by the Ministry of the Attorney General for the Youth Justice Committee Program is 120 days.
85% of offenders completed the terms of LCCJ's community justice agreement.
Restitution: 24% included community service hours at an average of 27 hours per accused.
20% of accused agreed to pay restitution/$ with the average being $319 dollars per restitution.
84% of the forums included a verbal apology.
A written apology was made in 37% of cases
40% where other terms were included, such as intake with an addictions program, attending school, intake for mental health support and other terms specific to the individual and the circumstances of the case.
referrals were made to other agencies for ongoing support in 30% of cases
It costs an average of $2000 to deliver one community justice forum this is significantly less then the traditional criminal justice system
LCCJ Capstone Research Project 2020 - Carleton University
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of restorative justice programming at LCCJ, through exploring 4 impact areas of our work: (a) the impacts on recidivism, (b) the impacts experienced by victims, (c) the impacts experienced by the accused parties (d) and the cost-benefits.