Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee

The mandate of the Committee is to be aware of the circumstances of youth and families who may come in contact with the justice system. 


The Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee pursues its mandate, as cited above, by:

  • liaising with frontline service providers at monthly meetings
  • educating the public and elected officials
  • obtaining youth and family input
  • reviewing family and youth legislation
  • monitoring court hearings and custody facilities
  • making recommendations to appropriate legislative bodies

Now Recruiting

The City of Victoria is recruiting for 1 position to serve on its Family Court and Youth Justice Committe for a one-year term.

Extension: Please complete the Application Form and email it to by Friday, June 12, 2020 at 4 p.m. 

If you would like to fill out the form in person, please make an appointment to visit City Hall by calling 250.361.0571 or email

NOTE: Over the coming weeks, the City will be making decisions about advisory body meetings in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic.


There are no specific qualifications required to sit on this committee.


The Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee includes representation from thirteen municipalities, several youth-oriented interest organizations in the Greater Victoria community, and the government of British Columbia.  The Committee is composed of representatives from each of the 13 Greater Victoria municipalities, local School Districts and the Capital Regional District Board. Victoria City Council appoints one Councillor and one citizen member to the Committee. Each serves a term of one year. Find out more about the Committee.

Council appointed members for the Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee are: 

  1. Councillor Sharmarke Dubow (from January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020)