Working in the areas of conflict management and restorative justice since 2004, Gillian Lindquist holds certificates in Conflict Management and Restorative Justice and a BA in Justice Studies. Throughout her career, she has worked with a variety of community based agencies, developing a passion for victim-centered approaches. Since 2009, she’s been the Executive Director of Restorative Justice Victoria, which receives referrals from police, Crown, judges, probation, and members of the public, and deals with minor to serious offences involving youth and adult victims and offenders. In 2013, Gillian was the recipient of the National Ron Weibe Restorative Justice Award, which recognizes individuals who model restorative justice principles in the service of justice and peace. In addition to her work with Restorative Justice Victoria where she has managed over 700 restorative justice files, Gillian has taught classes across various universities, and provided trainings to community and restorative justice agencies, police departments, and provincial and territorial governments. She endevours to bring critical thinking, caution, and optimism to her work in restorative justice.