- To promote and lead effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime and poverty by working directly with individuals, service providers and the broader community.
- Building community; strengthening people.
- To provide safe and supportive housing alternatives that meet the needs of people who are homeless, at risk of being homeless or who are marginally housed.
- To promote the health and safety of our community through social development and public education activities.
- To build and deliver programs and services to strengthen life skills and provide opportunities for people in need.
- To develop and deliver programs and resources that provide a continuum of recovery services.
- People have the right to live in a safe and peaceful society as well as a responsibility implied by the right to respect the law.
- Every person has intrinsic value and has the right to be treated with dignity, equity, fairness and compassion, without discrimination.
- Every person has the potential to become a responsible citizen.
- Every person has the right and the responsibility to be informed about, and involved in, the criminal justice process.
- Justice is best served through measures that resolve conflicts, repair harm, and restore peaceful relations in society.
- Independent, autonomous non-government voluntary organizations have a vital role in the criminal justice process.