"Alongside my commitment to the field of restorative justice, I maintain sincere dedication to my own personal and spiritual healing. This serves me both as a mom to my two beautiful children (Ella 6 and Blake 5) and as a restorative justice practitioner. I have learned that accountability to my wholeness is a precondition to accompanying others on their journey toward the same." Read more from Gillian Lundquist in this months Board Member Profile.
RJABC envisions a province where restorative justice is known for quality, accessibility and innovation.
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in this province, which we recognize and humbly acknowledge as a colonially defined area of land that forcefully superseded the traditional territories and relationships of at least 198 Indigenous Nations.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.