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

Alana Abramson

Faculty, Department of Criminology | Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Surrey/Kamloops, BC, CANADA

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






Restorative Justice 3



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



Professional Training and Coaching

Public Safety

Program Development


Areas of Expertise (7)

Restorative Justice

Transformative justice

Curriculum Development

Mediation in Conflict Resolution

Prison justice

Group facilitation


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



Profiled for special graduation edition of the SFU Peak.

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No Easy Way out for Offenders

Now Kamloops


Profile of a restorative justice Alana Abramson organized in Kamloops

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Restorative Justice Fails to Bring Peace to Dal

Toronto Star


Interview regarding the use of restorative justice

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