Aside from restorative justice processes that involve the community, RAMP also has working partnerships with the following community partners:
- Regina Police Service
- Public & Catholic School Divisions
- Victim Services
- Co-operative Policing – Loss Prevention Officers
Aside from the restorative justice processes that involve the community, RAMP also works in the community by providing education presentations about restorative justice practices. RAMP staff have designed and presented material at high schools, universities/colleges, community organizations and a variety of other organizations that are interested in learning about our program. Further, other organizations have also worked in partnership with RAMP by providing teach-ins in which our staff learn about programs around Regina. It is essential for RAMP staff to have knowledge about our partnerships with other community organizations as it broadens our reach in providing clients with as much restorative programming as needed.
Advantages of Community Partnerships:
- Clients are provided intervention and support at critical times in their lives.
- Underlying issues regarding the behaviour can be discussed and addressed.
- There is less glamorization of “offending behaviour” when it is taken off the “stage” or courtroom and put back into the community/family setting.
- Family and other support people are given the opportunity to voice their personal concerns.
- Monitoring of agreements can be done by RAMP. The caseworker follows up with referrals to outside agencies.
- RAMP can assist with resources for some terms of agreements such as restitution, counselling and Elder/Spiritual consultations.