Join Our Community of Passionate Practitioners!
Our RJ Community
At VIRRJA, we are committed to advancing the practice of Restorative Justice, and we invite you to join our vibrant community who share your passion and dedication. As a member, you will gain access to a wealth of resources, networking opportunities, and professional development initiatives, allowing you to deepen your understanding and enhance your skills in the field. Together, let's grow Restorative Justice and create a lasting impact on our communities. Join us today and be part of a movement that is transforming lives.
VIRRJA was created in 2009, prompted by the BC government’s provincial conferences held in the first decade of the 21st century which brought together volunteers and staff from RJ programs across the province. VIRRJA continues to work to advance Restorative Justice practices on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and Gulf Islands.
Join VIRRJA for:
Networking and Connection.
We bring programs and practitioners together, offering educational opportunities.
Incredible Guest Speakers
We bring experts to speak at our events. From conferences to educational seminars, we've got your curiosity covered.
Emerging RJ News
Keep abreast of changes to the justice system and watch for tips to support RJ societies. We'll keep members up to date with happenings in the RJ world through our newsletters.
Keep your skills sharp without researching training opportunities. Join VIRRJA and we'll keep you in the loop for virtual and in-person training both locally and abroad.
Full Member Benefits
Paid Members programs are entitled to:
Attendance to our bi-monthly General meetings
Access to the minutes and recordings from VIRRJA meetings
Participation as a Board Director or Committee Member
● Reduced fee to attend the annual conference
● Reduced fee at any VIRRJA hosted training
● Participation in consensus-based decision making
● Listing on the VIRRJA website www.virrja.ca
● Benefits from ongoing lobbying efforts
How to Apply
We welcome all interested practioners,
individuals and programs to join VIRRJA.
Member programs and individual practitioners are welcome to apply.
Membership Annual Fee: (Renewable on or before January 31.)
$25.00/year for RJ programs on Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and all Gulf Islands
$25.00 / year for affiliate RJ programs and practitioners
$10.00 / year for Students
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