The Steering Committee for the CRJC has had various members since it was established in 2007. As of August 2011, the active members of the Steering Committee include:

Manon Buck works with the RJ Division of Correctional Service Canada, raising awareness about RJ on a national scale, supporting community partners in the application of restorative practices, and contributing to guidelines, policies and procedures using a restorative lens. Formerly, Manon worked as a Conflict Resolution Advisor for Canada Revenue Agency where she coached and mediated employees in conflict. Manon has also volunteered with YOUCAN, promoting and facilitating non-violent conflict resolution in schools and communities, and now volunteers for the Collaborative Justice Program, facilitating victim-offender mediation at the Ottawa Provincial Courthouse.

Jennifer Haslett has worked in the fields of RJ and conflict resolution since 1996. She has been an RJ facilitator with the Restorative Opportunities Program of the Correctional Service of Canada since 2004, facilitating post-sentence communication between people who have been victimized by serious and violent crimes and those who have offended. Prior to that, Jennifer coordinated a non-profit Victim Offender Mediation program in the community for six years. She has co-instructed the Critical Issues in RJ course at the University of Alberta. Jennifer is based in Edmonton, Alberta.

James Loewen is a RJ consultant who has 13 years of national and international experience supporting and developing the RJ movement. He is past president of the Church Council of Justice and Corrections. James has worked extensively with a wide variety of RJ programs throughout Canada, including facilitating national dialogues, local engagement, conferences, and supporting program development, implementation and management. His advocacy work involved policy analysis, preparing and presenting briefs to Parliamentary committees and supporting public awareness campaigns. He is a married father of four children.

Barbara Tomporowski is involved in restorative justice and social justice initiatives at the national, provincial and local levels. She co-chairs the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group on RJ, is the Vice President of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan and a member of the Steering Committee for Circles of Support and Accountability South Saskatchewan. Barbara teaches classes on mediation, restorative justice and community justice at the Department of Justice Studies in the University of Regina. She is also involved in many artistic and cultural pursuits, including writing, dancing and singing.

Thank you to the Steering Committee

A letter from the future Board of Directors of the Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium (CRJC) to the CRJC Steering Committee.
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