Soraya Janus

she/her

Biography

Soraya Janus is a PhD student with the School of Criminology and Centre for Forensic Research at Simon Fraser University. Her work focuses on miscarriages of justice / wrongful convictions, false confessions and false guilty pleas, vulnerable populations bringing together current sociological, criminological, legal research, and current case-law examples. She graduated with a Master’s Degree from SFU in 2018, specializing in Canadian law and victimology. Currently, Soraya works full-time for the Delta Police Department as an acting-supervisor. She is a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council with the B.C. Cancer Agency and a board members with the Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice (VARJ). Soraya spent over 7 years volunteering as a case worker with Delta Police Victim Services – working and supporting victims of crime and trauma. She has experience with supporting victims as they maneuver through traumatic events, criminal investigations, and the justice system. She is the Co-Founder of the “Social Echoes: Learning to Unlearn” a group initiative of graduate and undergraduate students committed to advancing public awareness of restorative justice values, principles, and practices. Soraya is passionate about her advocacy in helping others and excited to share her knowledge with students.