Third Annual Alberta Restorative Justice – George Brertton Award
The Alberta Restorative Justice Association (ARJA) is pleased to announce that it awarded the Third Annual Alberta Restorative Justice – George Brertton Award to Don Lehman at the 10th Annual Alberta Restorative Justice Conference on November 17, 2016. This award was established in 2014 in honour of the late Elder George Brertton, Saddle Lake Cree First Nation, for his outstanding commitment and leadership in restorative justice.
ARJA is a collective voice to strengthen restorative justice practices in Alberta communities. It does this by working with institutions, organizations, practitioners and individuals to promote, educate and support those who wish to utilize healthy, holistic, restorative justice practices.
ARJA believes that by acknowledging individuals’ contributions to advancement of restorative justice in their communities, restorative practices will grow. George Brertton was an individual who through his life`s work promoted restoring individual, family or community relationships through the acceptance of diversity and equality of all. It is for this reason that ARJA has named the award, Alberta Restorative Justice – George Brertton Award.