L.I.N.C. is an organization that works with all people impacted by the criminal justice system. Public safety is the reason why we do what we do. L.I.N.C. believes in and is committed to the following principles:
1. that every person within society has a fundamental right to be safe and secure,
2. that everyone is part of the reintegration process where all people have an inherent value and dignity,
3. that the positive contribution of every person can have a
meaningful impact on the spirit of justice, and on the sense of well- being, within the community,
4. that hope for the future lies in the potential of every individual to change, and in the willingness of others to support and encourage that change.
At the core of the L.I.N.C. philosophy is a belief in restorative
justice. The worthlessness and isolation that many offenders feel is often clouded by their denial of guilt, which is expressed by anger, and a sense of victimization. In order for offenders to change their behaviour, they need to be accountable for what they have done to their victims, their families and the community.
Supporting victims of crime has become an integral part of the work that L.I.N.C. does. This has evolved over the years to where we now provide direct service to victims through: our outreach worker for survivors of serious crime, funding and organizing victim centered community events, victim peer support groups, assisting victims to attend conferences and workshops and through funding provided by our agricultural social enterprise Emma’s Acres.