The Centre for Justice Exchange is a collective of academics, students, and volunteers who seek to create more collaborative understandings and practices of justice. Unlike our current punitive model of justice that individualizes and segregates people, we believe that safety and accountability is a collective concern whereby everyone should have access to resources, supports and information that help improve our wellbeing as well as opportunities to learn, grow and create. We imagine and realize such an approach to justice through the 1) sharing of resources and information, 2) constellations of support and 3) raising awareness and public education.

Part of our commitment in this approach is to ensure that those with the lived expertise and experiences are central to our work and growth. This includes those who have experienced all kinds of social harms and violence and who often have little or no access to mainstream systems of justice, including people in and out of prison. This work includes providing research on the criminal justice system, sharing information on community and legal supports and resources, collaborating on writing and advocacy projects, providing consultations and writing letters of support, among other things. If interested, we can also mail our Justice Resource Directory that offers a listing of justice and support groups across the land known as Canada.

We receive hundreds of correspondences annually from people who are trying to improve their life circumstances. Most are isolated from the resources, supports and relations needed that would help anyone move forward and improve their quality of life. As we learn from these exchanges, we develop collaborations and initiatives to advance justices that reflect opportunities to learn, grow, and create and promote an accountability that connects people in meaningful and supportive ways. Keep on keep’n on…

Thank you for helping us learn, grow, and create…

Write us at:
Centre for Justice Exchange
2600 rue College, Sherbrooke QC J1M 1Z7
email: justiceexchange@ubishops.ca;
website: justiceexchange.ca

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