Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-380-0931
Fax 519-380-9146
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Cecily Coppola, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Candice Malott, Program Coordinator; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID-19 - All programs are being offered through virtual or electronic means and program referrals are still being accepted. 
Provide alternative pathways for at-risk youth, restoring a positive connection with the community, thereby creating a safer, healthier Chatham-Kent.  
Restorative Justice Chatham-Kent is a thriving community-oriented, incorporated non-profit and charitable organization (Registered Charity # 889010203RR0001). The alternative pathways we provide to at-risk youth in the community are achieved through our Extrajudicial Measures Program (Pre-Charge Diversion, Police-referred), Extrajudicial Sanctions Program (Post-Charge Diversion, Crown Attorney-referred) and Restorative Justice Community Conferencing. These programs are funded by the Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services; the EJM and EJS Programs are only available to youth (12-17) who have come into contact with the law, and have a minor criminal offence charge pending or within the court system, under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). 
These alternative pathways are also provided through our Positive Strides Intervention & Educational Programs, as we are able to provide FREE individualized and one-on-one sessions to at-risk children and youth throughout Chatham-Kent who may be struggling. The wide range of (SEVEN) program modules that we offer under this umbrella are available to any child or youth (7-17) in the community who are not currently in conflict with the law, but who are at risk for delinquent, negative behaviours, and may be struggling in school, at home, and/or within their social environments. These programs are also delivered to the youth who are enrolled in the EJM and EJS Programs. 
Positive Strides Programs currently offered: 
- Teen Intervene (Experimenting with Substances) 
- Substance Use Program 
- Managing Anger & Aggression 
- Theft & Vandalism 
- Anti-Bullying & Harassment 
- Dealing with Emotions 
- Caught in the Net (Online Safety)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4.30 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Ages: 7 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
Youth "at risk"
Application By referral, call or visit website for information
Languages English ; French upon request
Fees None
Agency Information
Established March 21, 2003
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services ; United Way ; Ontario Trillium Foundation (in the past) and other grants & fund generation events
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham
Address & Map
Park Avenue Business Centre
25 Creek Rd, Ste 212
Chatham, ON N7M 0L1
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Intersection Park Ave and Creek Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
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