Crime Prevention Council: “Alternative Justice” 34th Annual Justice Dinner
Showcasing Youth Alternative Justice,Drug Treatment, Mental Health
by Kw Now! Local News
Mar 19, 2012
An Evening Of Alternative Justice Principles
Waterloo Region – The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council presents the 34th Annual Justice Dinner on Thursday, April 26, 2012, featuring the Honourable Mr. Justice Kofi N. Barnes, an expert, pioneer and innovator in the introduction of therapeutic principles into the criminal courtroom. This year’s dinner, to be held at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo, will showcase Alternative Justice, specifically youth, drug treatment and mental health courts.
In 1998, Justice Barnes worked closely with the Honourable Mr. Justice Paul Bentley to establish Canada’s first Drug Treatment Court and became the first prosecutor in Canada to work in a Drug Treatment Court. In 2004 Justice Barnes was appointed as a Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and has provided extensive advice on the subject, to judges, lawyers and substance abuse treatment providers in Canada and abroad.
Justice Barnes is involved in an extensive number of community activities with special emphasis on youth at risk, the social causes of criminal behaviour and the impacts of drug addiction and mental health on criminal behaviour.
Mike Farwell will be the Master of Ceremonies. Sound Intentions, a local a cappella quartet, will provide the musical entertainment. The Annual Justice Dinner is attended by local dignitaries, community agencies, organizations, and community members.
Tickets are $50.00 each and can be ordered by calling 519-883-2304 or online at link below.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
St. George Banquet Hall, Waterloo
RSVP deadline is Friday, April 20, 2012.
About the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council works collaboratively to close the gaps between services and identify new directions for reducing and preventing crime, victimization and fear of crime by bringing together individuals, neighbourhoods, organizations, agencies and all levels of government. Established in 1995, it is an advisory committee to the Region of Waterloo and consists of 34 members representing