Testimonials


Here are some letters of support and quotes from previous clients!

Quotes from Previous Clients

 “I found peace in myself and I was able to forgive him for what he’s done, and I don’t think I could have without this program.”

“I was full of hatred and when I left I was happier than I was before going. I’m not sure if I would have changed without them being there for me.”

“You get to see the offender’s point of view and they get the chance to explain...




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Assault with a Weapon Case

I was involved in an unfortunate incident months ago which resulted in criminal charges brought against me. I’m a middle age professional, hardworking, responsible, family oriented, and engaged in the community that has never been involved in disputes like that, let alone with the police.

Out of frustration of experiencing the same noise situation fo...




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Alcohol Related Crimes

Thank you very much for working in the Collaborative Justice Program. Going through the Collaborative Justice Program as an offender allowed me to express my remorse and apologies to victims I would otherwise never have been allowed to speak with, due to non-contact orders.

I went through a tough time in my life after being charged with offences, f...




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Break and Enter Case

I am writing on behalf of myself, my husband and our children. The purpose of this letter is to state, for the record, how very impressed we are with the Collaborative Justice Project and with the two staff we’ve had contact with in the course of our involvement.

We became aware of the program after we received a letter from you informing us of the o...




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Case Involving Youth Struck by a Car

Having recently served on a jury in the Ontario Superior Court and also experienced restorative justice through the Collaborative Justice Program in Ottawa, I am even more supportive of the restorative justice philosophy.

In January of this year, our 13-year-old son and two friends were struck by a car moments after stepping off their school bus. M...




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Driving Death Case

My apologies for the delay in writing, but hopefully you subscribe to the theory that it is better late than never.

I wish to thank you for involving me in the Collaborative Justice Project. Its emphasis on the restorative aspects of justice offers a marked and positive contrast to the generally negative experience provided by the criminal justice ...




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