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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Community Court

In March 2008, the Ministry of the Attorney General will open a downtown Vancouver Community Court that takes a problem solving approach to crimes committed in our community.

The Government outlines its vision and approach at www.ag.gov.bc.ca/community-court: Vision for the Downtown Community Court
The justice, health and social welfare systems will work as an integrated case management team. They will link community social services and health resources with the justice system to address crime in Vancouver's downtown core.
A Problem-Solving Approach
The court will bring together justice, health and social services to improve responses to crime. NEVCO invites you to a dialogue on the Community Court. We will be joined by:
His Honour Judge Tom Gove
Allan Shoom, Community Court Coordinator
Andrew Cochrane, Crown Counsel
Norm Ellis, Community Corrections
Experience in other jurisdictions shows that active involvement by Community-based organizations is critical for chronic offenders to be successfully re-integrated into the community.
This session will help community organizations understand the Court and begin to think of how they can support a problem-solving approach. It will provide an opportunity for Community Court officials to continue a dialogue with community-based programs and services and to enhance mutual understanding of the challenges and potential for community participation in the Court.
November 22 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ray-Cam Cooperative Community Centre 920 East Hastings
Space is limited.
RSVP by November 20th: fernjeffries@novuscom.net

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