See Justice In A New Light

Please look around at the resources we have on this site, and reach out if you have questions, comments, or if you just want to talk.

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative justice is a way of thinking about and responding to crime as a violation of people and relationships in addition to law-breaking. It is a philosophy, or a set of principles, that is used around the world in a variety of different contexts.

What will you find on this site?

Restorative Justice at RJV

Restorative justice is practiced in a broad range of ways. Learn about our approach and what you can expect when working with our team.

Victims and Restorative Justice

AT RJV, we take a victim-centred approach to restorative justice. Learn what that means and the opportunities restorative justice can create for you to start healing and move on from the harms created by the crime.

Offenders and Restorative Justice

Our restorative justice practice helps offenders take responsibility for their actions in a way they can feel good about. Learn more about how restorative justice can help you “make things right.”

Victims’ Resources

Being victimized by crime and violence can leave you feeling helpless, overwhelmed, and confused. We want to help you become empowered again. Learn more about the resources available to support you.

Mailing List

Want to stay up-to-date on news at RJV? Join our mailing list and we will send you updates from time to time. It’s easy to remove yourself from the list if you change your mind.

Funders and Partners

We would not exist without the generous support of our funders. Learn more about who they are and our current needs.

What have people said? felt? heard?

Territorial Acknowledgement

Restorative Justice Victoria would like to acknowledge that our office is on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and we give thanks to the Lekwungen People,
now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, for allowing us to live, work, and play on their traditional lands.
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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.

Depending on the circumstances and the comfort levels of everyone involved, we are working with clients through online conferencing, phone meetings, and/or in-person. 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 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.

We are currently enrolled in the Canadian Red Cross Stop the Spread program which allows us to administer COVID-19 tests to staff, volunteers and clients upon request on a voluntary basis. Clients wishing to take advantage of this service may discuss this option with an RJV team member.

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 work during the pandemic is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Victoria Foundation’s Community Recovery Program Grant.