Justice In Our Times

Justice information, news and resources for British Columbians.

Featured Lecture Video
  • Central American Crime: Justice In Our Times

    Central American Crime: Justice In Our Times

    On January 27, the Society gathered a panel of speakers with differing perspectives of the international impact of Central American crime.

    Topics included the evolution of gangs in El Salvador, the legal and social impact of Central American crime in BC, and the Society's work to strengthen the region's justice systems.

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  • Gang Wars: Justice In Our Times

    Gang Wars: Justice In Our Times

    Gang Wars: Justice in Our Times featured four panelists discussing how our justice system and communities can better respond to BC's gang problem.

    Watch the event, which covered numerous topics including legislation changes, witness protection, publication bans and early intervention.


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  • Aboriginal Justice In Our Times

    Aboriginal Justice In Our Times

    On March 3rd, a panel of notable speakers presented thought-provoking ideas and opinions on legal issues facing the Aboriginal community.


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  • Pioneering in the Fight against Human Trafficking

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    In November 2008, Patsy Sorensen, founder and director of the Belgian non-governmental organization Payoke, delivered a presentation titled "Pioneering in the Fight Against Human Trafficking" to a crowded room at SFU Harbour Centre.

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Gang Wars: Justice In Our Times

Gang Wars: Justice In Our Times Videos
Introduction
BC’s Gang Problem
Justice System Response - Part 1
Justice System Response - Part 2
Court Publication Bans
Role of Communities - Part 1
Role of Communities - Part 2
Proposed Solutions

Forum
On Thursday, June 11, the Justice Education Society hosted a forum that featured experts on the gang problem. The forum was webcast live and an edited version was broadcast on Shaw TV.

The panel examined the problem’s seriousness as well as the solutions needed by our justice system and communities to take action against gangs. The forum was moderated by The Honourable Judge Pedro de Couto, President of the Justice Education Society, and included:

  • Superintendent Dan Malo, Officer in Charge, BC Integrated Gang Task Force
  • Teresa R. Mitchell-Banks, Q.C., Deputy Director (Special Prosecutions), Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Kim Bolan, journalist, Vancouver Sun
  • Theresa Campbell, Manager, Safe Schools, Surrey School District


Vancouver Sun Articles
Gang Wars: Justice in Our Times began with five articles in the Vancouver Sun that focused on the difficulties faced by our justice system and our communities as they respond to BC’s gang problem. You can read the articles, which provide excellent background information prior to watching the forum.

Panelists’ Solutions
Read the solutions that the panelists think can help our justice system and communities better respond to BC’s gang problem.