News Release

Christianne Paras named Executive Director or Restorative Justice Association of British Columbia.

Monday September 21, 2020

The members of the Board of Directors of RJABC are pleased to announce the appointment of Christianne Paras as Executive Director.  Christianne brings clear vision, passion, and nearly two decades of experience with restorative justice in BC, including previously serving on the steering committee and the board of RJABC. In her previous roles with various RJ organizations, Christianne was integral in developing initiatives such as the Community Dialogue Series, Speak Out Series, Building Vibrant Communities Project, and the Widening the Lens Symposium. Most recently, Christianne co-founded Reclaiming Our Own Truths & Stories (ROOTS) and has been involved with the colorizing restorative justice movement across the US and Canada.

Christianne has a warm, relational leadership style that makes everyone feel accepted and excited to be a part of the association. She is deeply committed to expanding the accessibility and quality of restorative justice services as well as developing a strong network of partners and practitioners across the province.

As Executive Director, I’m looking forward to supporting the growth of restorative justice in our province, and upholding diverse, equitable, and inclusive restorative justice practices. I’m excited to connect with RJABC’s members, deepen relations with stakeholders, and form new relationships with various community partners.”, said Christianne.

Please join us in warmly welcoming Christianne to this new and exciting role.

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