Initiatives for Just Communities (IJC)
Initiatives for Just Communities is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to restorative justice practices. IJC works to create communities where each person, particularly the stigmatized and the vulnerable, has a place to belong.
Four programs run through IJC:
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) – supports the healthy reintegration of people with high-risk offence cycles as they are released from prison and settle back into the community.
El’dad – provides residential support, vocational training and assistance, and support for men and women with intellectual disabilities.
Open Circle – encourages volunteers to visit individuals in prison and offer caring non-judgemental support.
Touchstone – provides case management and direct individualized support to adults and older youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.