Shanna Warmald

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Shanna holds a diploma in Criminal Justice from Camosun College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies from Royal Roads University, and a Masters of Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice Degree from Bangor University (Wales).

She has experience with various agencies working in and alongside the criminal justice systems in Canada and the United Kingdom, including the North Wales Community Justice Partnership, Nacro, Nanaimo Community Corrections, the John Howard Society of Victoria, the Vancouver Police Department, the Victoria Police Department, Victoria Crown Counsel and Correctional Service of Canada. She has facilitated a youth diversion program through the John Howard Society of Victoria, and has worked with youth involved in or at-risk of being involved in the Canadian criminal justice system through WJ Stelmaschuk and Associates Ltd. She is currently involved in the Enhancing Frontline Capacity to Prevent Youth Violence leadership group, and recently co-founded and co-facilitates two post-secondary restorative justice clubs in Victoria, British Columbia.

Shanna is currently the volunteer coordinator and program assistant at the Victoria Restorative Justice Society, where she also manages and facilitates restorative justice processes, specializing in community justice conferences. She has been trained in mediation, community justice conferencing, advanced facilitation, peacemaking circles and victim-offender mediation.

Shanna is the co-author of an academic study on crime, media and education that was presented at the British Society of Criminology 2010 Annual Conference in Leicester, England and at the 2011 Der Kampf ums Recht (“the Fight for Law”) conference in Vienna, Austria. Publication is pending. She has also written an essay on gang activity in British Columbia as well as a social research primer, both of which are currently being used in Keiron McConnell’s courses with KMc Consulting, Douglas College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Instructor: Restorative Justice

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