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Under the general direction of the Director of Justice and Correctional Services and the immediate supervision of the Coordinator of Justice (Courts/Community), the Community Justice Officer is responsible for the administering of community justice programs. The position requires that the Community Justice Officer works in collaboration with communities, local justice panels/committees, court personnel, police, social service and health care professionals, CAVAC Workers, and a variety of other individuals and agencies on a regular basis.
Support the community justice programs in the community by planning, organizing and coordinating such programs.
Act as a resource person in the community by providing information relative to the justice system and its administration.
Evaluate and responds to client program related requests and referrals with appropriate information in a timely fashion.
Promote the community justice programs in collaboration with the Coordinator of Justice (Courts/Community) and such agencies as the police force, the school board and the health board.
Maintain confidential client records and records of decisions and ensure the security of the database and access to secure information provided by the Ministry of Justice.
Submit quarterly community justice reports and records of decisions.
Coordinate and facilitate Community Justice Panel/Committee meetings.
Plan objectives and activities of the community justice services.
Take minutes of Community Justice Panel/Committee meetings and documents sentencing decisions and agreements between parties.
Provide technical and functional assistance to the Justice Department court personnel.
Communicate to community members regarding all justice matters and concerns through public information sessions, written notices, radio broadcasts and local general assemblies.
Ensure forms and paperwork are properly completed.
Prepare quarterly work plans of activities and review progress with the Coordinator of Justice (Courts/Community).
Develop programs locally in areas of diversion, alternative measures and prevention with Community Justice Panel/Committee, Community resource groups and the Coordinator of Program Development.
Ensure all deadlines, reporting requirements and budgets are complied with for justice community-based projects.
Help oversee the status of the local Justice facilities, including being available when facility alarm is triggered and to coordinate with Capital Works and Services Department and Coordinator of Justice (Courts/Community) for any necessary actions in response to any incidents involving the facility.
Perform other related tasks as requested by the Coordinator of Justice (Courts/Community)/ Director of Justice and Correctional Services.