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Frequently Asked Questions

How long has Community Justice been in existence?

CJA has been in existence for 35 years – please see Our Story for a brief history of our organization and our programs

What is CJA’s 5 year plan?

Raising awareness and expanding on our community based alliances with social service agencies, youth justice agencies, businesses, and other social organizations. Specifically, we are expanding on:

  • Quick Response Team (QRT) – Community Conflict Volunteers
  • Conflict Management in the Workplace – Staff Training
  • Youth Engagement Committee – Youth Advisory
  • Restorative Justice with Adult Offenders – Durham Court

What types of donations can I make and can I get a receipt?

CJA Durham will accept all types of donations (i.e. cash, in-kind, services). Maximum flexibility is afforded when we receive cash donations as we are able to direct these funds to the most needed areas of our organization.

We are a non-profit, charitable organization and will issue a donation receipt for all donations over $10.00. A receipt will be given for in-kind donations based on an appraised or Fair Market Value (FMV) of the item(s) donated.

Who are some of CJA Durham strategic alliances and partnerships?

We are Proud Members of OCMC – Ontario Community Mediation Coalition; ADRIO – Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario; OCJA – Ontario Community Justice Association; YJO – Youth Justice Ontario; APBOT – Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade & Durham Youth Justice Network

How does the CJA Durham process work?

Our programs and services are diverse and serve the community in a broad manner. However, some of our programs are of specific interest to certain individuals and organizations, examples are listed below:

  • CSO: Probation Officers
  • VORP: Probation Officers, Judges, Crown Attorneys, Lawyers, Schools
  • DCMP: The community at large, Police, By Law Offices
  • Victims Services: Victims of crime
  • Community Outreach: Community organizations (i.e. schools, social service etc.)
  • Mediation Training: Individuals and organizations interested in acquiring mediation skills

Where does CJA Durham get its funding?

CJA Durham is currently funded by Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Service, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, local Municipals Grants and also relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, and corporate and institutional donors. We have a broad requirement for donation and funding; if you are interested in making a contribution as a volunteer or sponsor contact us.

Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region is a non-profit charitable organization and proud to be the second oldest mediation provider in North America.

(Charitable # 890461171RR001)