Adults at Risk

Adults at Risk

Restorative Responses to Adults at Risk of Abuse and Neglect

After years of community dialogue, we learned of a strong need for a restorative response to the issues facing vulnerable adults. We have seen great opportunity for healing, promoting understanding and preventing future harm in cases of emotional, physical and financial abuse and neglect.

Because much of this harm occurs within families, citizens expressed the desire for an option other than the criminal justice system to help them dialogue about these sensitive issues. We sought to respond to this need by initiating a program to receive cases from Vancouver Coastal Health, the North Shore Disability Resource Center and the Canadian Mental Health Association.