Stephen Young

Stephen Young, Director & President

Stephen Young is a retired Elementary Principal, having worked for 30 years in the York Region District School Board. He lives in Cannington, Ontario. He has been involved in the use of Restorative Practices in schools as a Principal for almost 20 years. He has coordinated and delivered board-wide staff RP training and facilitated formal conferences. He has also worked within the Youth Justice court system and as a community mediator. He is a licensed trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)-Canada in Formal Conferences, Circles and Restorative Frameworks. In 2015 he earned his Master’s degree in Restorative Practices from the IIRP Graduate School in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. He presently works for Restorative Resolutions, providing RP training in schools. He also sits on the Board of Directors for Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region and the Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium.

Laurie Marshall

Laurie Marshall, Director & Treasurer

Laurie Marshall has been a member of Community Justice Alternatives, Durham Region (CJA), from the inception of the Community Mediation Training provided by St. Stephens Community House.  Having been a member of the Board of Directors and having held the offices of Secretary, President and Vice-President of CJA over the years, Laurie is a firm advocate for CJA and its restorative justice and community mediation programs and services.  Committed to life-long learning, Laurie completed her Advanced Mediation Training at Conrad Grebel College at Waterloo University and is commencing the Family Law Mediation certification process.  Laurie is a Licensed Paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, and a Professor in the School of Justice and Emergency Services at Durham College.  Being a strong supporter of access to justice Laurie volunteers 1 day each week in the role of Immigration Paralegal at the Durham Community Legal Clinic which encourages and facilitates the flexible innovative provision of high quality legal services to those in need in the Durham Region. 

Patricia Rabel-Jeudy

Patricia Rabel-Jeudy, Director & Vice-President

Patricia Rabel-Jeudy is a customer-centric, passionate and trained professional with 13+ years of work experience leading diverse projects that improved operations and increased customers experience and stakeholders’ satisfaction. She is a lifelong learner and connector with a natural ability to develop and nurture trusting customer relationships via active listening to identify and deliver solutions that provide clients with business value. She is a problem solver, loves to be challenged and to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams – Completed online training in Design Thinking and agile methodology. She is currently completing a Design Thinking certification to further develop her knowledge on that subject.

Jennifer Bocti

Jennifer Bocti, Director

Jennifer Bocti is a public servant with a passion for restorative justice and social equity. Jennifer has experience in public, private, political and non-profit sectors in policy and communications roles. Jennifer developed a passion for social justice when pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Global Development and Gender Studies at Queen’s University. During that time Jennifer dedicated her time to providing harm reduction support and community outreach with local organizations. In order to apply the topics introduced during her studies, she completed a Master’s degree in public policy (MPP) from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, where she developed a strong understanding of the importance of restorative justice in addressing intergenerational trauma and reclaiming cultural identities. 

Alysha Sheehan

Alysha Sheehan, Director & Secretary

Alysha Sheehan graduated from York University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Alysha completed her Social Work internship with Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region where she completed a Restorative Justice mediation training with a focus on circles and worked on several grant proposals. Alysha began her career with employment Ontario working with youth who faced. multiple barriers to finding and keeping employment. She now works with Indigenous families within the child welfare realm. Alysha is currently completing her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Windsor. Alysha sits on the board of directors as a board member and secretary for Community Justice Alternatives of Durham Region.