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Alana Abramson  - Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Surrey/Kamloops, BC, CA

Alana Abramson Alana Abramson

Faculty, Department of Criminology | Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Surrey/Kamloops, BC, CANADA

Alana is a passionate educator, trainer, and transformative justice advocate.

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Biography

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.

Industry Expertise (7)

Alternative Dispute Resolution Corrections Education/Learning Professional Training and Coaching Public Safety Program Development Research

Areas of Expertise (7)

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

Education (3)

Simon Fraser University: Ph.D., Criminology 2016

Simon Fraser University: MA, Criminology 2005

Simon Fraser University: BA (Honours), Criminolohy 2002

Languages (1)

  • English

Articles (3)

SFU Alumni Appreciation SFU

2016-10-14

Profiled for special graduation edition of the SFU Peak.

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No Easy Way out for Offenders Now Kamloops

2015-11-15

Profile of a restorative justice Alana Abramson organized in Kamloops

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Restorative Justice Fails to Bring Peace to Dal Toronto Star

2014-12-21

Interview regarding the use of restorative justice

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