Just Outcomes Vision
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.
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.