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Justice Education Society of B.C.

Vancouver, Canada
Joined June 2018

Justice Through Knowledge

Presence in: Canada, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
Focus: Criminal Justice

JES International works with partners around the world, with current emphasis on the Americas, to deliver practical, integrated and impactful projects that promote effective and accessible justice systems which are key to sustainable development, individual security and human rights.

We are a Canada-based organization that creates programs with Canadian and International Expertise together with local partners in the countries in which we work. We receive the majority of our funding from the Government of Canada’s Global Affairs program.

People Associated With This Organization

Azucena Cajas

Guatemala  
Justice Education Society of B.C.
Joined June 2018
Interests: Access to Information
Hi, I'm Azucena and I work Justice Education Society of B.C. on the project of building a Technological Platform for Vicitms Service in Guatemala. I'm joining the network to learn more about projects using technology in non-profit projects.

Dave Nolette

Canada  
Justice Education Society of B.C.
Joined May 2019
Interests: Access to Information
Dave Nolette is the British Columbia and Digital Programs Director at Justice Education Society in Canada. He leads a team of lawyers, educators and technologists who provide legal help for the public and legal education for youth. He has a keen in interest in the application of digital technologies to improve access to justice.

Sonia Poulin

Canada  
Justice Education Society of B.C. (Unverified)
Joined April 2019
Sonia joined JES as Executive Director in October 2017 and brings more than two decades of leadership experience leading increasingly complex operations within the legal sector.

She has enjoyed a successful career in the areas of law reform, legal information & research, legal education and technology. She held a number of progressively responsible positions in private law firms, academia and government in five different provinces and in both legal traditions. Prior to joining JES, Sonia was on the senior leadership team of Resolution and Court Administration Services of Alberta Justice and Solicitor General where she was responsible for the vision, leadership, direction and management of legal information, research and education services to the judiciary, prosecutors, practicing bar and the public in Alberta. Committed to access to justice and human rights, both in Canada and internationally, Sonia has contributed to numerous boards and committees in various capacities at regional, national and international levels. As a self-starter, she co-founded a public legal information and education organization, and has developed and led various international development projects and initiatives for the justice sector in Eastern Europe, Africa, Central and South America.

A multi-lingual, Sonia has a BA in Linguistics and French Studies (second language teaching concentration) (Concordia), a Master of Information Studies degree (McGill), a Master of Business Administration (Strathclyde) and is currently completing a Law degree (London).
Azucena Cajas is the network champion (main point of contact) for Justice Education Society of B.C..

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