Henk Smidstra

About Me: 

I retired in May of 2012 after 21 years as inter-faith prison chaplain (CRC Chaplaincy) for British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Corrections Branch. I worked largely with female prisoners and staff; working from a restorative Justice vison and orientation. In retirment I am trying my hand at writing more specifically about criminal justice having wrestled with thelogical issues regarding this topic for many years. I live in Surrey, British Columbia.

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