Alana Abramson: Once a street kid, now a professor teaching restorative justice
Beyond Crime and Punishment: Alana Abramson’s Restorative Justice Story
SFU Alumni Appreciation
Published by SFU
October 14, 2016
Profiled for special graduation edition of the SFU Peak.
Restorative Justice Fails to Bring Peace to Dal
Published by Toronto Star
December 21, 2014
Interview regarding the use of restorative justice
No Easy Way out for Offenders
Published by Now Kamloops
November 15, 2015
Profile of a restorative justice Alana Abramson organized in Kamloops
Alana has been involved with the field of restorative justice as an academic, trainer, and practitioner since 1999. She has written about the roles of police and community in restorative practice while completing her Masters Degree in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Her doctoral work examines the student's experiences of transformation through restorative justice education at the post-secondary level. Alana has extensive practical experience implementing restorative approaches in prison, school, and community settings. She was the Executive Director of the North Shore Restorative Justice Society (2005-2013), Co-coordinator of the Alternatives to Violence Project (current), and Criminology Instructor at Thompson Rivers University, Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (current). Alana's expertise is in the area of youth justice, corrections, community corrections, restorative, and indigenous justice. She brings a strong passion, refined skill, and authentic caring to her teaching, practice, volunteer work, and training. Alana is currently living in Kamloops, BC.