Board Chair

I was introduced to restorative justice several years ago, after taking the facilitator training workshop. I had just finished law school, and the idea of a different approach to the traditional justice system appealed to me. For the first few years as a volunteer, I participated in circles as a facilitator, co-facilitator and mentor. The …

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Program and Volunteer Manager

Shanna began volunteering with RJV in 2010, and became the Program and Volunteer Manager in 2011. She holds a diploma in Criminal Justice from Camosun College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies from Royal Roads University, and a Masters of Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice Degree from Bangor University. She also works with …

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Executive Director – Interim

Jessica has been volunteering with restorative justice since 2009. She sat on the board of Restorative Justice Oak Bay for 3 years and acted as the interim Executive Director of Restorative Justice Victoria in 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. Jessica holds a PhD in Psychology and has taken a many mediation and dispute resolution trainings. In addition …

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Annual General Meeting: Saturday April 22nd, 2017

Our annual general meeting will be from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday April 22, 2017 at Ross Place Retirement Residence (2638 Ross Lane, Victoria – click for map). The keynote speaker is Dr. Roy Janisch, who will be discussing “Truth & Reconciliation through Restorative Justice.” (More info about Dr. Janisch here.) Please RSVP via EventBrite. Everyone is welcome! Documents we’ll …

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RJV Looks for Volunteers

We’re accepting applications for our volunteer mentor training, which will run from January 28th to March 4th, 2017. Applicants must be able to attend each session. Please see the poster and application form for more info. We’ll confirm with all applicants that we received their applications, and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed the week of November 28th to December 2nd. We’ll let …

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RJV & Covid-19

We are continuing to offer our restorative justice services during this time. We are also taking new referrals.

We are primarily working with clients through online conferencing and phone meetings. Depending on the circumstances, our caseworkers can meet with clients in person, provided that everyone is comfortable doing so. We are following all the BC Government guidelines to minimize risk during in-person meetings, and can explore various options with clients on a case-by-case basis. Our staff are continuing to work at home and occasionally in the office. If you would like to contact us, email us at or leave a voicemail at (250) 383-5801 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

The safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff is paramount. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about how your case might proceed with our health and safety processes in place. We hope that you are doing well during this challenging time.

Our Casework Continuity and Innovative Practices during Covid-19 Initiative is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Victoria Foundation.