About The Little Black Book
The Little Black Book is an easy to use resource guide for youth in the Surrey, Langley, Delta and White Rock area. It provides teens, ages 13 – 18 years of age, with helpful information about a variety of services including health, violence prevention, education, counseling, recreation and more.
Since 2006, Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) provided The Little Black Book in hard copy free of charge to youth, service providers, community groups, youth agencies, aboriginal youth care workers, and schools in Langley and Surrey. Over 2,000 copies were distributed.
In 2009, due to the overwhelming demand and with two more communities joining, 15,000 copies were printed and distributed to youth throughout Langley, Surrey, Delta and White Rock.
Unfortunately, 2010 brought government funding cuts that dramatically impacted the project. CJI decided to take a new approach to help make the worthwhile project sustainable for the sake of the youth. An online version was developed to be more cost efficient and also environmentally conscious. It required less printing and minimized paper and plastic waste. An online version of the Little Black Book enables our agency to continue to offer this resource in a way that is accessible and manageable to more youth, and will ensure the continuation of this important project.
CJI is a non-profit society based in Langley, BC with more than 25 years of experience providing Restorative Justice based programs and youth services.
We feel it is important for youth to be aware of services available to them in their communities. The Little Black Book delivers this information in a way that young people understand and is a pro-active tool in helping teens make healthy and responsible choices. It serves as a constant reminder that support is just a phone call away, empowering them with information to become more responsible with their personal and unresolved issues.
"Youth value their independence and asking adults for help is often a last resort. They are often faced with problems and dilemmas that are too much for them to handle themselves. With the Little Black Book at their disposal they are able to access information and help, immediately and with positive results."
Langley School Counselor
CJI gratefully acknowledges the generous past and present financial support from the following:
Chris Spencer Foundation