Dr. Alana Abramson

Faculty, Department of Criminology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Transformative justice, Restorative Justice, Prison justice, Mediation in Conflict Resolution, Group facilitation, Curriculum Development, Consulting


Restorative Justice 3

Alana Abramson is the Coordinator of the North Shore Restorative Justice Society

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

Restorative Justice Fails to Bring Peace to Dal

Published by Toronto Star

December 21, 2014

Interview regarding the use of restorative justice

URL: http://www.pressreader.com/canada/toronto-star/20141221/282170764500810

No Easy Way out for Offenders

Published by Now Kamloops

November 15, 2015

Profile of a restorative justice Alana Abramson organized in Kamloops

URL: http://www.newskamloops.com/news/post/no-amplsquoeasy-way-outamprsquo-for-offenders


Alana Abramson 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. Abramson 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). Her expertise is in the area of youth justice, corrections, community corrections, restorative, and indigenous justice.


  • Transformative justice
  • Restorative Justice
  • Prison justice
  • Mediation in Conflict Resolution
  • Group facilitation
  • Curriculum Development
  • Consulting


  • Simon Fraser University
    Ph.D., 2016

  • Simon Fraser University
    MA, 2005

  • Simon Fraser University
    BA (Honours), 2002