Sudbury District Restorative Justice offers a one-on-one theft education program which takes place over six sessions. Sessions are free for youth ages 12-17 inclusive and can be conducted in person at SDRJ offices, at public venues, or online using digital communication tools like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. The program is delivered by our trained staff and/or volunteers.
This program targets youth who have been involved in at-risk behaviour revolving around non-shop theft. (If the youth is involved in shoplifting behaviour, we refer them to the shop-theft program at the John Howard Society here in Sudbury). The type of theft this program addresses is vehicle theft (vehicle itself or items from vehicles), break and enter of home or business, and theft through bullying/threats.
This program is part of Sudbury District Restorative Justice’s dedication to upstream prevention work, which is designed to assist youth in developing the self-management skills to prevent and manage conflict.
The Theft Education Program spends time looking at the deeper effects of theft, but also addresses the physical, social, and mental factors that contribute to theft-related risky behaviours.