Meet the Team

Restorative Justice Victoria (RJV) is run by a dedicated, highly-trained team of professionals to ensure we provide our clients with the most productive, meaningful, and healing experience possible. Thanks to the hard work of people in our organization, RJV has become a national leader in the delivery of restorative justice programming, and is at the forefront of research, education, and training methodologies.  

Appointment Pending

Executive Director

Gillian Lindquist

Associate Director

Gillian Lindquist has been working in the restorative justice field since 2009. She was first introduced to the concept through her training and practice as a mediator. She holds a Certificate in Conflict Management, a Certificate in Restorative Justice, and a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies. A life-long learner, she continues to grow and expand her knowledge through ongoing training, reading, and reflective practice. Gillian is the 2013 recipient of Correctional Service Canada’s National Ron Wiebe Award for her work in restorative justice.

Taeja

Program & Volunteer Manager

Taeja has a Bachelors in Political Science and History sprung from a curiosity in queer BIPOC political theories as practiced in the Canadian context from the mid-19th century on. For the past several years, they have been working in project management, coordination, and communications roles in the public and non-profit sectors. They are pleased to put their efforts towards restorative justice and are committed to the lifelong processes of learning and unlearning as a settler on lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ homelands.

Lane Foster

Case Manager & Complex Caseworker

Lane Foster is a white, disabled, Queer settler that has lived predominantly on Lekwungen territories for the past 12 years. For the last 9 years, Lane has provided violence prevention education and coaching to people who have caused harm, and compassionate, trauma-informed care to survivors of sexualized and gender-based violence. They believe in the transformative power of meeting peoples’ needs for justice and healing in non-carceral spaces, and finds joy in increasing community awareness of and access to restorative and transformative justice possibilities. Outside (and sometimes within) RJ work, Lane passionately engages in disability justice and harm reduction initiatives while working to build solidarity and understanding between equity-deserving communities.

Carol Larsen

Case Worker

Carol Larsen started volunteering with RJV in 2015 and came on as a staff member in 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria and Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Carol is a clinical and family counsellor in private practice and a psycho-educational facilitator and lecturer.

Volunteers

We have a group of dedicated and highly trained volunteers filling many roles in our organization. All of our facilitators and mentors have been extensively trained, engage in continuous development, and complete regular police information checks. Many of them have relevant professional backgrounds, including counselling, dispute resolution, law, social work, and family coordination. To read more about our volunteer roles, click here.

Board of Directors

The important job of oversight of RJV is in the hands of our accomplished and dedicated Board of Directors who not only ensure all our policies are followed and required funding is available, they also step in and lend a hand as volunteers whenever asked to do so. 

Sitting Board

RJ
Victoria

"RJ showed me the scope of harm that resulted from my actions. I hadn’t realized just how many people can be affected by a single moment, by a single action of mine. In realizing this, I don’t think I would have been able to come to terms with the harm I caused without the supportive volunteers and RJ’s process and agreement terms."

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