OTTAWA, Nov. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is pleased to announce that Kimberly Mann from Ottawa, Ontario is this year's recipient of the 19th annual National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award.
Implemented in 1999 to honour the late Ron Wiebe, a former CSC warden committed to restorative justice principles, this special award is presented every year to a Canadian individual who has demonstrated ongoing leadership in promoting justice and peace through restorative justice practices.
This year's recipient is a true champion for restorative justice. She has been actively involved in practising and promoting restorative justice for nearly 20 years as a caseworker, educator, volunteer, and in her current roles as Co-Chair of the Ottawa Restorative Justice Network and Executive Director of the Collaborative Justice Program: Restorative Justice Ottawa.
Under her direction, the Collaborative Justice Program is recognized in Canada as a unique program that has significantly advanced restorative justice theories and practices by addressing cases of serious crime, once believed to be beyond the reach of restorative justice interventions.
Kimberly is known for her compassion, dedication and humility. Through her exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills, Kimberly has inspired greater understanding and support for restorative approaches as a way to humanize justice. Her knowledge and expertise have contributed to provincial, national and international restorative justice initiatives. Moreover, her work has had an impact on countless offenders, victims and communities.
Kimberly will be formally presented with this year's National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award during the Restorative Justice in Canada Gala of the National Restorative Justice Symposium in Ottawa on November 20, 2017. If you are interested in speaking with Kimberly or learning more about the restorative justice process, please contact CSC media relations.
"Restorative Justice Week is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on an approach to justice that is non-adversarial, focuses on the healing of victims and the accountability of offenders, and helps create safer and healthier communities across Canada. I'd like to offer my sincere congratulations to Kimberly Mann for earning this award and salute her leadership in promoting restorative justice in the correctional system."
The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
"On behalf of Correctional Service Canada, I would like to congratulate this year's recipient of the National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award, Kimberly Mann, for her ongoing dedication to furthering the vision and principles of restorative justice."
Don Head, Commissioner, Correctional Service Canada
- Restorative justice contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens.
- 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 harmed them.
- Correctional Service Canada Restorative Opportunities Program
- Correctional Service Canada National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award
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SOURCE Correctional Services of Canada
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