L.I.N.C. is an organization that works through a peer based model with all people impacted by the criminal justice system.
L.I.N.C. programs and projects are rooted in principles of Transformative Justice, Equity, Diversity and consider the needs of the people we serve 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 offenders the opportunity to pay back to society and victims for the harm caused. In order for offenders to change their behaviour they must be accountable for what they have done to their victims, their families and the community.
We believe by focusing on healing for victims, perpetrators of crime 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 in a variety of capacities.
All LINC Spaces are Safe Spaces
L.I.N.C. has partnered with the BC RCMP Safe Space initiative. At L.I.N.C. program spaces, you will find this sticker, indicating the L.I.N.C. supports the safety and inclusion of the LGBTQ2S+ community. If you are a victim of LGBTQ2S+ crime, L.I.N.C. can support and assist you.