Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

November 17, 2015 10:00 ET

17th Annual Presentation of the National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award

Halifax Restorative Justice advocate wins National Award

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 17, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is pleased to announce that the 2015 National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award was presented to Jennifer Llewellyn at a ceremony held on November 16th in Québec city, Québec, as part of the 2015 National Restorative Justice Symposium.

Jennifer Llewellyn is the Viscount Bennett Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to the values of restorative justice through both her academic work and personal life.

Jennifer's teaching and research is focused in the areas of restorative justice, truth commissions, international and domestic human rights law, and Canadian constitutional law. She has authored multiple publications on the theory and practice of a restorative approach for local, national and international audiences. Jennifer has also spent the last six years working closely with Nova Scotia's nine school boards to support the adoption of a restorative approach in schools.

Jennifer is collaborative, visionary, full of energy, and has demonstrated again and again her commitment to seeking a justice that heals and restores. Her dedication to restorative justice work has had an impact on the lives of many.

Quick Facts

  • The National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award is given annually to recognize Canadian individuals who demonstrate leadership in the service of justice and peace.
  • Correctional Service of Canada (CSC)'s Restorative Opportunities Program offers people who have been harmed by a crime, either directly or indirectly, a chance to communicate with the offender who caused the harm.

Quote

"I congratulate this year's Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award recipient Jennifer Llewellyn. I am proud of the role that CSC plays in recognizing this deserving Canadian and the contributions she has made to the safety of our communities."

- The Honourable Raph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"It is with great pleasure that I congratulate this year's Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award recipient Jennifer Llewellyn. Restorative justice is an important part of the correctional process and an integral part of CSC's mission. "

- Don Head, Commissioner, Correctional Service Canada

Associated Links

- "Restorative Justice" page on CSC website: http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/restorative-justice/index-eng.shtml

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