The L.I.N.C. Society is...
A non-profit charity in the Fraser Valley, registered since 1997, L.I.N.C. maintains several separate programs and services supporting people impacted by the criminal justice system.
Programs and projects are rooted in principles of Transformative Justice, Equity, Diversity and consider the needs of our clients through an intersectional approach.
Public safety is the reason why we do what we do. L.I.N.C. believes in and is committed to the following principles:
That every person within society has a fundamental right to be safe and secure,
That everyone is part of the reintegration process where all people have an inherent value and dignity,
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,
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.
We believe that a personal sense of value can be restored to victims and perpetrators of crime by giving them the opportunity to pay back to society and victims for the harm caused. In order for perpetrators of crime to change their behaviour they must be accountable for what they have done to their victims, their families and the community. They must also have community and opportunity, and understand they have inherent potential. We believe by focusing on healing for victims, offenders are also assisted in a positive way. Supporting victims of crime is 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 and survivors of crime through our:
Outreach Worker for survivors of serious crime (not active)
Funding and organizing victim centered community events (active)
Free produce & fresh eggs to victims and survivors of crime (active)
Assisting victims to attend conferences and workshops (active)
Funding provided by our agricultural social enterprise Emma’s Acres (active)
Services L.I.N.C. provides to people in prison and on conditional release include:
Weekly support groups (active-suspended due to COVID 19)
Toll Free Support Line (active)
Tailored support to assist individuals in exiting the prison system (active)
Out-reach for people leaving prison with high risk and little support (active)
Support for LGBTQ2S+ identifying persons in prison or on conditional release (active)
L.I.N.C. is a living wage organization. L.I.N.C. stands for inclusivity and diversity.
All L.I.N.C. spaces are SAFE SPACES.