Indigenous Community Justice
Indigenous Community Justice Program (ICJP) Is an Indigenous diversion program that focuses on culturally-based responses to offender behaviour. This Program addresses underlying causes and/or factors affecting participants.
The ICJP also seeks to address the needs of those impacted by a criminal offence, and can include victims, families, and other representatives in Program processes.
ICJP participants are involved in planning their diversion activities. They are accountable therefore to themselves, community members that work with and support them, and to the ICJP itself. This model creates an opportunity for individuals to own their healing, and develop healthy relationships within the broader community.
Individuals MUST voluntarily agree to participate in the ICJP. Being open to change and challenging oneself is a hint for long-term success.