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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Upcoming Events

Crime Scene Investigation: Ethiopia

The Society’s International Program invites you to a screening of Crime Scene Investigation Ethiopia: The Genesis.Watch the trailer here.


There will be a screening in Vancouver on November 20, and one in Victoria on November 22. Email Daniela Gardea at Daniela.Gardea (at) JusticeEducation.ca for more details on the event nearest to you.

This film by Stephen Herman, a Canadian lawyer, shares the message that when it comes to dealing with crime, establishing an effective justice system begins with the proper collection of evidence. Viewers get a fascinating glimpse into the struggles faced by victims of gender-based crimes and the Ethiopian Police and prosecutors investigating these cases. It documents the partnership between a Canadian and Ethiopian agency and their work with Ethiopian police and prosecutors to increase their capacity to respond through enhanced crime scene investigation skills.

Upcoming Teacher Workshops

JES is well-known for exceptional professional development training for teachers. Workshops are held on professional development days. We offer some free workshops and some we charge $75 per person. JES brings qualified and interesting speakers to discuss the topics. We make connections between the community and the justice system by having justice system personnel attend these workshops.

Prince George - November 30, 2012
Vancouver - January 21, 2013
Surrey - February 8, 2013
Victoria - February 15, 2013

Registration for each of the seminars can be completed here or by emailing the Justice Education Society at info(@)JusticeEducation.ca.

Online Training for Teachers

Youth Criminal Justice Act

Explore the YCJA was created to help you explore the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) – which governs crimes committed in Canada by persons 12 to 17 years old. BC teachers can receive professional development credit from the Justice Education Society for achieving a passing score on the final exam. To register for this credit, create an account. Visit www.YCJA.ca.