cera - communities embracing restorative action
to enhance the quality of justice in
                      the communities we serve
          through restorative measures
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frequently asked questions

  1. What are the qualifications for volunteers?
    Commitment, time and desire to expand the principles and practices of restorative justice are key. Skills develop through volunteer participation and shared dedication to better justice in our communities.

  2. Do I require knowledge and understanding of restorative justice?
    No. General common knowledge of police, justice, youth and/or criminal activities and/or institutions is helpful. Having a sense of your community through your local newspaper is a good starting point.

  3. How can I learn to be an effective volunteer?
    New volunteers receive an orientation to the Society, our work, information on effective roles and responsibilities and restorative justice. Self learning and participation in related events are encouraged.

  4. What special skills or experience do I need to be a volunteer?
    Specific expertise is not required. General skills are desired such as: team work, organization, communication and time management.

  5. Are my skills in accounting/fundraising/event planning etc helpful?
    Yes. Specific skills related to organization development or nonprofit operations are welcome. Let us know your field of expertise and we'll put your talents to work for restorative justice.

  6. Are my interests in family issues/children/education etc helpful?
    Yes. General interests in cooperative and responsible families, communities and institutions are welcome. Describe your interest and we'll align your passion to restorative justice.