True Blue Podcast

Restorative Justice Victoria - Gillian Lindquist

August 20, 2021 Matt Waterman/Gillian Lindquist Season 1 Episode 25
True Blue Podcast
Restorative Justice Victoria - Gillian Lindquist
Show Notes

The Executive Director of Restorative Justice (RJ) Victoria drops into the podcast studio to talk about this important alternative measures program.  Gillian Lindquist has been working with Restorative Justice since 2009.  http://www.rjvictoria.com/

"Restorative Justice is a set of principles and values about how to deal with a harm or wrongdoing."  There is an opportunity for the people involved in the offense to sit down and talk about what happened, but the offender must have already committed to accepting responsibility for their actions and this is an opportunity to make things right.

The VCPU wants the provincial government to properly fund these programs and provide suitable training to the police to properly prepare our members for the RJ process.
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/criminal-justice/bcs-criminal-justice-system/understanding-criminal-justice/restorative-justice

Police play an important role in determining which offenders or events are referred through for an RJ resolution.