Chilliwack Restorative Justice Executive Director Kathy Funk Moves On

Chilliwack, BC – Chilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association wishes to thank Executive Director Kathy Funk for her two years of service to the organization. During her time with us Kathy helped to raise the profile of our organization by organizing a signature event, speaking to community groups, businesses and organizations throughout the city, starting an “Adopt a File” program, and recruiting 30 new volunteers from our community. Kathy was also instrumental in starting a pilot project at Chilliwack Middle school which was a success.

Dwayne Farlin, Chair of the Association, wishes outgoing Executive Director Kathy Funk every success in her future endeavours. “Kathy’s expertise in working with non-profits has assisted our board of director’s in gaining some clear direction for the organization”. The board will meet in the fall to work on visioning and a strategic plan.

Restorative Justice operates as a charity and therefore faces many challenges with funding the program. Moving forward, they will continue to serve the community by leaning on valued volunteers & support staff to run the program.

Kathy commented, “I believe in the great work of both Restorative Justice and Crime Prevention Services and have agreed to come back as a volunteer to both organizations.”

Since its inception in 1998, Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Advocacy Association has offered restorative services to more than 4,500 people affected by criminal acts such as shoplifting, arson, assault, theft, break & enter, vandalism and mischief. We have assisted in collecting over $115,000 in restitution on behalf of victims from clients.

For information contact: 604-393-3023

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