Assiniboine Community Justice Committee (ACJC)

Organization Details
Organization Name: John Howard Society of Brandon
Address: 153-8th Street, Unit A
Brandon MB  R7A 3W9
Organizational Description: Restorative justice, community programming, Men's Resource Centre, institutional programming.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5053
Description of Duties:

  • Accept case referrals from Probation, School, Court, Crown and Police to the committee. All youth and adult referrals will be tracked and recorded by the Westman Mediation Services,

  • Will provide a forum for the education, reconciliation and disposition of the young person as well as adults with in the community

  • Provide the victims with a forum for Restorative Justice approaches to include the opportunity for reconciliation, reparation and closure for victims of crimes against them or their property

  • Provide the community with information, education, and the opportunity for community input on extrajudicial sanctions and adult alternative measure including crime prevention

  • Will address the circumstances underlying young person's/adult offending behavior, ensuring meaningful consequence and rehabilitating and reintegrating them into society

  • Will ensure the youth/adult is accountable and responsible for his actions/behavior and to repair the harm he/she has caused. The Committee will assist the young persons/adults to lead constructive and responsible lives within the community

  • Will ensure that the young person/adult is assigned to work for the victim or a non profit community organization and will be monitored by the Committee or committee member(s) until all community work has been completed

  • Will promote community awareness of the Community Justice Committee's activities and involvement in the community and address justice issues that face their community by means of public education (ie the schools, public forums, presentations, etc.)

  • Will work in partnership with other judicial officials and community organizations

Skills Required:


  • Age Requirement: 19 years of age +

  • Be respectful, nonjudgmental and culturally appropriate

  • Be pro-active, engaging, reliable as well as motivated to make a difference in other people's lives

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Persons check, Adult Abuse & Child Abuse Registry Checks

Support: On-site training for this position will be provided.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Flexible Hours

Time Commitment: This committee meets on a monthly basis

Length of Appointment: Committee members are expected to make a commitment for their time for a period of at least one year

Location of volunteer opportunity: Brandon
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Supervision
How to Apply: Phone: 204-727-1696
In Person
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2023