Vancouver's community court

BC's first community court has opened in downtown Vancouver. The goal of the Vancouver Downtown Community Court is to reduce harm caused to the community by crime. The community court integrates justice, social and health services agencies so together they can manage offenders and address the underlying health and social problems of individuals that can lead to crime.

  • Vancouver's Downtown Community Court
  • Vancouver Sun - "B.C.'s first community court opens in Vancouver"
  • Canadian Press - Community court to change 'culture' of justice in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (Link removed June 2011 - No longer exists)
  • The Tyee - "Canada's First 'Community Court': Can It Help Addicts?"
  • Global TV (broadcast September 17, 2007) - Vancouver's Downtown Community Court Video