High River's Youth Justice Committee is hosting their annual general meeting and is looking for local members of the community to get involved.

The Youth Justice Committee was established as a restorative justice process that encourages the victim, the offender, and members of the community to be directly involved in resolving the conflict through dialogue and negotiation, rather than a formal criminal record, which can greatly affect future employment, education, and travel outside the country.

High River Committee member, Erin Porter, says, "We work with youth who've committed crimes such as vandalism and petty theft. We don't work with violent crimes."

The success rate of the Youth Justice committee across the province is over 90 per cent.

Porter says, "We're looking for more volunteers to join the community. There's a high level of confidentiality and responsibility surrounding our work so we just ask that locals keep that in mind."

Those interested in joining the committee should attend at the AGM being held on Monday, November 19 at 7 p.m. at Wayne Anderson's Highwood Constituency office.

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