Guided by the principles of Restorative Justice, Micah is motivated to create a world where individuals and communities are restored to caring and respectful relationships in the wake of harm from crime. Our mission is to transform the lives of incarcerated individuals, formerly incarcerated individuals, and their families. We do this by being “tough on crime one friendship at a time”. How is friendship being tough on crime? It is a vital part of community restoration, and offers individuals who cause harm an opportunity to understand the harm they have caused and develop plans to take appropriate responsibility by valuing personal change, accountability, and encouraging collaboration and reintegration rather than coercion and isolation.
Micah offers five main programs:
Person to Person (P2P) – a visitation program where patients at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon are paired with community members who visit two times a month;
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) – a community based program in which released individuals who have offended sexually are paired with 3-4 community members to mentor and assist their reintegration for 1-3 years;
Indigenous Awareness – a program lead by an Elder that explores traditional Indigenous knowledge, culture and spiritualty within the community and the Saskatoon Correctional Centre;
Faith Community Reintegration Program (FCRP) – in partnership with CSC-SCC that fosters relationships within faith communities for incarcerated individuals seeking to reintegrate back into society who have expressed an interest in spiritual support; and
Forward Step – a course on Restorative Justice for inmates at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.