The 2015 National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award Recipient

Jennifer Llewellyn

Jennifer Llewellyn

Jennifer Llewellyn is the Viscount Bennett Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For many years Jennifer has dedicated herself to understanding and articulating the theory behind restorative justice as a basis for concrete action in the world. She is collaborative, visionary and committed to applying the healing power of restorative processes to a broad range of human conflict in Nova Scotia and beyond.

As a student she explored restorative justice as a researcher with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  In 1998 she co-authored a seminal paper on restorative justice for the Law Commission of Canada. Since then, Jennifer has written and published extensively on the theory and practice of restorative justice for local, national and international audiences. Her leadership has led to the development of an international restorative justice research network. Moreover, Jennifer has invested in creating and shaping models for restorative practice. She has also worked with the United Nations, the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission to foster the use of these practices.

Led by Ms. Llewellyn, the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Community University Research Alliance has created the capacity to generate and mobilize knowledge to contribute to the development of evidence-based policy and practice in restorative justice. Accordingly, partnerships with police, community-based service providers, academic and educational institutions, and government have resulted in restorative projects and processes being embedded into various institutional practices. Within the education sector, she was instrumental in the development and implementation of restorative approaches in Nova Scotia's public schools.

Jennifer consistently demonstrates kindness, compassion, inclusiveness, and outstanding ability. Due to her dedication and commitment, Nova Scotia is a leader in restorative practices, moving the concept well beyond the criminal justice system. Time and again, Ms. Llewellyn continues to offer restorative practice as a solution to some of the most difficult problems.

Distinguished 2015 Award Nominees

Andy McGrogam
Medicine Hat Police Service

Anjeanette Corbeil
Correctional Service Canada

Anne Marie Hagan
Motivational Speaker

Glen Flett
L.I.N.C. Society

Jennifer Llewellyn
Dalhousie University

Kimberly Mann
Collaborative Justice Program

Raoul Lincourt
Centre for Services in Restorative Justice