About us

BCCJA is made up of people who come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Many work in, volunteer within or are studying  some element of the broad criminal and social justice systems in our communities throughout BC.

We are an independent non-profit group that able to provide linkages that enable the public, professionals, volunteers, and students to gain new information that encourages networking and change.

We are affiliated with the Canadian Criminal Justice Association.

Board Members

Hank Mathias, President

Barbara VanVugt, Vice-President

Pamela Flegel 2nd Vice-President

Manj Toor, Treasurer

Tim Veresh, Past President

Members at Large

Glenn Angus

Davinder Aujla

Chris Thomson

Pam Flegel AD ASTRA

Pam was a loving and compassionate person with a great sense of humour. She had a love for music from the very beginning and that never changed. Pam lived her life to make the world a better place and inspired all who loved her every single day. Pam had so much goodness, so much capacity to bring happiness to others and such a bright future. The world is a lesser place without her.
After graduating with a degree, she started her career with the John Howard Society (Connective) in British Columbia. Pam accomplished great success in her more than 14 years with the organization. She was deeply committed to helping others and had such compassion for everyone. Her work and success will live on and she will be remembered deeply within the organization and its’ future work.
When you think of Pam, celebrate the good memories you have of her. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest.