The main objectives of the VATJSS program are to offer a structure that fosters our Indigenous protocols and way of life to repair relationships among those affected by crime: the victim, the accused, their families, and the community. We aim to empower individuals to identify behaviours & patterns that have led to crime; identify new responses and strategies to deal with the crime; and participate directly in processes that improve the overall well-being of the community.
VATJSS - Indigenous Homeless Outreach Program
The Indigenous Homeless Outreach Program aims to reduce the number of Indigenous individuals who are homeless by providing direct access to immediate housing. Our outreach workers also help clients make linkages to supportive services that address our clients’ health and cultural needs.
VATJSS - Diversion Unit
The Diversion Unit is served by a community council forum made up of volunteers, an Elder, the victim, the accused, and the support people for the victim and the accused to discuss the offence, its effects, and the causes of the behaviour that led to the offence.