Johanne Vallée was appointed Deputy Commissioner for the Quebec Region on April 1, 2008.
Prior to her appointment, she was the Deputy Commissioner for Women beginning in March 2007. From 2005 to 2007 she was the Associate Deputy Minister responsible for the Direction générale des services correctionnels in the Quebec Ministère de la Sécurité publique. Her primary mission was to implement the Act respecting the Québec correctional system which was a complete overhaul of the practices and regulations governing the entire system. She also oversaw the development and adoption of the plan on correctional capacity affecting the community-based services that support the reintegration of offenders and the strategy for renewing prison infrastructure.
Earlier in her career, Mme Vallée worked for 18 years as head of the Association des services de réhabilitation sociale du Québec. With 50 non-profit organization members, the Association’s mission is to encourage and support citizen involvement in the administration of criminal justice, crime prevention, and reintegration of adult offenders.
In terms of crime prevention, she was a member of the Quebec Task Force on Crime Prevention, established by the Quebec Minister of Public Security in 1992. From 1994 to 1997, she was Vice-Chair of the National Crime Prevention Council. Reporting to the Department of Justice and the Solicitor General of Canada, the Council’s mandate was to develop the national crime prevention strategy through social development. She later served on the National Crime Prevention Centre’s steering committee.
In June 2005 she was awarded the medal of the Université de Montréal's Faculté des sciences sociales for her distinguished career as a criminologist
Mme Vallée holds a masters degree in criminology from the Université de Montréal and a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Ottawa.
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