Join our team!

RJABC is seeking curriculum developers to support RJABC’s foundational training initiative. The initiative aims to develop a 'baseline' restorative justice training grounded in a principled approach, recommended best practices, and research-based evidence. The purpose of the foundational training initiative is to respond to the disparity of access to training for RJ programs and to address the need for developing and progressing a restorative justice approach that is victim-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive. Application deadline April 26, 2024 with interviews to be conducted between May 8 and June 5, 2024.

Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

A look back at some of our events last year as part of RJABC’s strategic and operational plan to increase awareness and understanding of restorative justice across the province and help build capacity for restorative justice programs and practitioners. Learn more about RJABC’s strategic and operational plan illustrated in the graphics, the successes of year 1 and year 2, and our continued work to further establish RJABC, and engage with our members and partners to promote the growth of restorative justice in BC.

Our Vision

RJABC envisions a province where restorative justice is known for quality, accessibility and innovation.

Our Values

Our Acknowledgement

The Restorative Justice Association of BC (RJABC) aims to promote connection, collaboration, and unity among restorative and Indigenous justice programs and initiatives throughout the province of British Columbia. Restorative justice has been shaped by traditional ways of knowing and the practices of Indigenous nations in this province, which we recognize and humbly acknowledge as a colonially defined area of land that forcefully superseded the traditional territories and relationships of at least 198 Indigenous Nations. Despite passing its Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act in November 2019, BC still has a long way to go before reconciliation is achieved. RJABC is ever mindful that we continue to live and work in unceded territories, and is committed to respecting the autonomy, dignity, and rights of Indigenous peoples.