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Pre-conference Trainer and Workshop Presenter


Dr. Alana Abramson

Inviting Responsibility: RJ Casework With Those Who Have
Committed Sexualized Violence,

This is a companion training to last year's 

Restorative Justice and Sexualized Violence  Case Practitioner Skills


Dr. Alana Abramson is involved in the field of restorative justice as researcher, educator, practitioner, and trainer.  She has extensive experience implementing restorative justice in community, prison, and school contexts.  Her research has discussed the role of police and community related to restorative justice and she has organized and participated in numerous conferences on issues related to restorative justice, trauma and mental health, victim/survivors of crime, and prison justice.  Alana’s doctoral and current work explores restorative justice in post-secondary education, most recently advancing the philosophy and practice of restorative justice as an approach to academic integrity.  In 2017, Alana was the recipient of the Restorative Justice Award from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.  She also worked to develop the first victim-sensitive principles and standards for restorative justice providers in BC. Dr. Abramson is currently a full-time Criminology Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Co-Chair of the Restorative Justice Association of BC, Coordinator and Facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project, Board Member for BC Bereavement Society and trainer for Achieve/Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute.

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