The British Columbia Review Board (BCRB) is an independent adjudicative tribunal established under section 672.38 of Part XX.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada. The BCRB has ongoing jurisdiction to hold hearings to make and review dispositions (orders) where individuals charged with criminal offenses have been given verdicts of not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder or unfit to stand trial on account of mental disorder, by a court. The BCRB has one full-time Chair position available in Victoria or Vancouver.
The following are some of the attributes sought for the position(s) currently under consideration:
- A judge of the Federal Court or of a superior, district or county court of a province, or a person who is qualified for appointment to, or has retired from, such a judicial office with at least 10 years call to the bar;
- Understanding of governing legislation (Criminal Code) and the Board’s mandate
- Significantly experienced in criminal law and procedure and administrative law, procedure and practice;
- Significantly experienced in forensic criminology and/or risk assessment and/or mental health law, practice and service delivery systems;
- Significant experience in conducting hearings;
- Excellent decision making, research and writing skills; and
- Excellent ability to interpret legislation and policies.
Details about this opportunity are available through the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO). To learn more, visit the CABRO Application Site.
All member positions including the Tribunal Chair position are selected through a merit-based process. Candidates that meet the required skills, abilities and knowledge criteria for tribunal positions may be appointed. The Minister aims for tribunal appointees to reflect the diversity of British Columbia. Women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity in public sector tribunal appointments are encouraged to put their names forward.