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Our student volunteers

Our student volunteers

To volunteer at the CJVAC, visit our Become a volunteer page.

Abla Hafdi

Abla Hafdi is currently a student at the Bar School of Montreal. Recently graduated from the Actualisation en droit program at the Université de Montréal, she also holds a master's degree in public law and a certificate in public and institutional affairs from the École nationale d'administration (ENA) obtained in Paris. Passionate about politics and law, she began her career as an intern in the office of the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, and with the Minister of International Relations and Francophonie, Nadine Girault. She continued her career as a parliamentary attaché in the National Assembly in Paris, then as a political organizer for the Green Party of Canada. Having always been committed to the defense of human rights, fair and quality access to justice for all, it is quite naturally that she wishes to be invested and involved in the Justice centre

Noémie Lépine-Lacroix

Noémie Lépine-Lacroix is a second-year bachelor's student in criminology at the Université de Montréal. Since CEGEP, she has had a great passion for the study of crimes against humanity, more specifically when it comes to the experience of victims of authoritarian regimes. During her university career, she discovered victimology through the class taught by Jo-Anne Wemmers and took a strong interest in the rights of victims. In order to learn how to intervene with victims, she became involved with the CJVAC. She hopes to be able to pursue graduate studies in criminology, wishing to study the population that originally awakened her interest in victims, victims of crimes against humanity. Finally, she also has a great passion for animals, including her kitten Jasper, who often makes special appearances during the meeting sessions of the CJVAC.

Guenièvre Sandré Côté-Paquet

Guenièvre Sandré Côté-Paquet is a second-year bachelor's student in criminology at the Université de Montréal. During her academic training, Guenièvre discovered a marked interest in victimology and interventions. Thus, in parallel with the Justice centre for Victims of Crime, Guenièvre is also involved as a volunteer in the Cybercriminology Clinic, whose mission is to mobilize passionate students to support victims of cybercrime.

Rosemarie Harvey

Rosemarie Harvey is a third-year student in the Bachelor of Criminology program and has been working for 2 years as a Student Parole Officer for the Correctional Service of Canada. In her work with adult male and female offenders, she is particularly interested in sexual delinquency and life trajectories [and interactions with the criminal justice system] that may lead to incarceration. Rosemarie is also involved with the Marie-Vincent Foundation as a research assistant and wishes to specialize in intervention with victims of sexual assault, both in adulthood and childhood. It is her interest in these fields that have led her to get involved with victims through the Justice centre as well as in her professional and academic career.

Marie de Santis

Marie de Santis is a third-year Bachelor of Law student at the Université de Montréal. She has a particular interest in criminal and penal law and plans to specialize in this area during her graduate studies. She particularly appreciates the human dimension of her work at the Justice centre which ties into her other interests in access to justice, family law, and animal rights. 

Inaara Haydari

Having graduated from the Université de Montréal in 2021 with a Bachelor of Laws, Inaara Haydari is currently registered with the École du Barreau du Québec. She is co-founder of the independent newspaper L'Activiste which aims to give a voice to marginal groups. Her great passion for literature pushes her towards research and academia. Having discovered a strong interest in studying organized crime, youth delinquency and victims of sexual assault during her Bachelor of Law, she hopes that the Justice centre can guide her in her future studies and extracurricular endeavours. 

Leïla Rondeau

Leïla Rondeau is a second-year Bachelor of Law student at the Université de Montréal, where she also completed a year of the Bachelor of Criminology program She developed a strong interest in criminal and penal law as well as victimology during her studies, which led her to become involved in the creation of the Justice centre for victims of crimes. She is also a volunteer with the Femina Foundation, which provides financial assistance to more than forty shelters for women victims of domestic violence in Quebec.

Florence Veillette

Florence Veillette is a student at the Université de Montréal. After completing a year of the Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, she developed a particular interest in victimology, a discipline to which she was introduced as part of a class taught by Prof Jo-Anne Wemmers. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is also involved in the Justice centre for victims of crimes, in an effort to continue contributing to the assistance offered to victims.

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