Stoplift

Stoplift is a two-hour program available for clients referred to Community Justice Society as a result of shoplifting. It is delivered approximately once a month at the CJS office.

Participants in the Stoplift program attend an intake meeting and later participate in an educational session that explores the economic and personal costs of retail theft.  Participants are led to assess the impact of their actions on families, retailers, store employees, consumers and themselves, as well as to think through coping strategies and ways to reduce shoplifting behaviour.

Participants are also educated in the criminal justice system and the consequences of being in conflict with the law.

“I Enjoy facilitating Stoplift because I like the diverse group of clients. I find that in a group of peers, clients are more open, honest and willing to share their experience. The stories may appear similar on paper, but hearing why and how a client ended up with a shoplifting charge are as diverse as the clients themselves.” – Stoplift Program Facilitator