Shaneeda Jaffer has spent the last 12 years defending individuals facing criminal investigations and serious criminal charges. She has seen firsthand that the criminal justice system does not succeed in serving the needs of offenders, victims, victims’ families or society. She has learned that traditional methods of criminal justice do not offer rehabilitation or opportunity to offenders, nor do they offer compassion, closure or a path to healing for victims. She has been fortunate to work within the framework of restorative justice in ways that are complementary to her law practice and has seen firsthand how empowering and effective restorative justice can be for offenders, victims, and their communities. She believes deeply in the power of restorative justice to offer peace and healing to victims and offenders alike and is honoured to serve on the board of NSRJS. When she isn’t working, Shaneeda can be found playing and exploring the Lower Mainland with her husband and two young daughters.
147 East 14th Street
North Vancouver, BC