We invite you to join us. Come help make a difference!
Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Many work within some element of the broad criminal justice system, but we also welcome those who simply want to get involved.
We see ourselves providing linkages, through the sponsorship of various events that enable professionals and others to gain new information or knowledge; and that encourage cross professional networking among individuals. We believe that such networking ultimately contributes significantly to the effectiveness of the criminal justice system.
We also see ourselves as independent, in the sense that we are not a government agency. We believe we are in a position from which we are able to provide commentary about criminal justice issues from a perspective of "what works", rather than from a perspective in which we have some self interest. Further, we believe that we can present to the public an optional source of information about how the system works without the perceived bias that government departments often need to overcome.
Membership is acquired through the Canadian Criminal Justice Association. Their web site is
www.ccja-acjp.ca . When you become a member of CCJA, you automatically become a member of BCCJA.
Please check out the committee structure that we have created, and let us know if you are interested in becoming a part of one of the committees. Like most things, you will get out of BCCJA membership what you put into it. All of our committee heads would welcome your interest!
We monitor our email regularly, so please do not hesitate to contact us that way. Otherwise, please feel free to contact any of our executive directly.