The 2013 Summit continued to focus on goals and objectives for the criminal justice system, its performance and strategic direction. Participants discussed how to create a justice system that better reflects and serves the values identified by the inaugural Justice Summit held last March. A detailed report from the second Justice Summit is due next month.
A regular Justice Summit was one of the recommendations made in Geoffry Cowper, QC's 2012 Final Report, A Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century: Final Report to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General. The BC Government committed to this process in October 2012, and looks to be moving towards establishing the Summit as a regular event.