Just Outcomes

Just Outcomes is a team of restorative justice consultants who work with leaders in communities and organizations to build and improve systems of community safety, justice, and accountability. Just Outcomes specializes in achieving results that support collective leadership and incorporates the insights, aspirations, and needs of communities and groups.


​Our mission is to support communities and organizations in developing just responses to harmful actions or situations.

Just Outcomes Vision

We envision vibrant and resilient communities built on the strength of just relations.
Just Outcomes Team

Catherine Bargen

Catherine Bargen has been working with communities to develop restorative justice programs for over 20 years. Working across Canada and internationally, she consults, trains and facilitates restorative justice and conflict transformation processes for schools, communities of faith, Indigenous communities, governmental and non-governmental organizations. Prior to co-founding Just Outcomes, Catherine served for 9 years as the Restorative Justice Coordinator within the Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division of the Government of British Columbia, Canada. She has written and co-authored several widely-read resources on restorative justice, and in 2019 was honored with BC’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Award. Catherine holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in Virginia, USA. She brings an upbeat style to her work, while offering her genuine care and compassion for all those she works with.

Matthew Hartman

Matthew Hartman has over 20 years multisector experience as a facilitator, trainer, program administrator, and consultant within the restorative justice movement in the US and Canada. His experience includes facilitation of restorative justice processes within varied contexts; work within non-profit and governmental sectors to redevelop and administer restorative justice programming; and, partnering with communities and agencies to align their responses to harm with restorative and universal human values. A highly principled practitioner, Matthew has a longstanding passion for human and organizational development. Blending his curiosity and empathy with exceptional organizational and technical skills, Matthew offers an empowering and collaborative approach to working with people and groups. He holds a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation.

Aaron Lyons

Aaron Lyons is an experienced and passionate peacebuilder and restorative justice specialist with 17 years’ international service in facilitation, consultation, coaching and training. Holding a Masters’ Degree in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Virginia, he brings years of facilitation practice in restorative dialogue in the aftermath of crime and trauma. Aaron supports a spectrum of governmental and non-governmental agencies to design and implement values-driven, trauma-informed and culturally sensitive approaches to addressing conflict, harm and injustice. He is a strong believer in the ability of people to grow and discover their own creative ways through even the most difficult life experiences. A natural facilitator, writer and instructor, Aaron brings an insightful, engaging, and steady presence to all his work.