The role of Équijustice Montréal
Équijustice supports the offender, victim, parents (if the victim or the offender is a minor), and community through the reparation process that has been chosen.
A fair and respectful experience
Restorative justice is a way to repair the harm that an offense has caused to a victim or the community.
It gives everyone an opportunity to participate in an open and respectful reparation process.
The 23 members of Équijustice promote justice and fairness by listening to the concerned parties, and supporting them through the reparation process.
To this effect, they:
- Manage and apply the measures set out in the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA);
- Manage and apply the General Alternative Measures Program (GAMP);
- Manage and apply compensatory work measures for adolescents (ages 14-17) set out in Québec’s Code of Penal Procedure.
“Our services strives to support the offender, the victim and the collectivity in taking actie roles in the restorative justice process, to have lasting positive impacts on all parties involved.”