UK prisons…

Nov 30, 2016 Ministry of Justice (UK) – Prison Reform Trust Prison Safety and Reform November 2016 The original report came out in early November and is available at … [Read more...]

Robust facts…

Nov 29, 2016  International Press Freedom Awards - Christiane Amanpour Amanpour was recently awarded the Burton Benjamin Award of the International Press Freedom “for her extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press … [Read more...]

Fake news…

Nov 28, 2016 Ottawa Citizen Editorial (Nov. 25, 2016) You have a role to play in fighting the post-truth era Media everywhere is trying to come to grips with news reporting in what is being called the “Post-truth” era – a time when the truth … [Read more...]

Canada votes…

Nov 26, 2016 National Newswatch – Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press Liberals table bill to roll back Conservative changes to Canadian voting process The federal government has tabled a bill to roll back some Conservative changes in the Canadian … [Read more...]

RJ is smarter…

Nov 24, 2016 Toronto Star – Editorial (Nov. 23, 2016) Smarter approach to justice could help with crisis of court delays In Nova Scotia now both adults and minors can pursue a restorative justice approach to resolving conflicts with the law or … [Read more...]

Leaving behind…

Nov 22, 2016 Tyee – Stefania Seccia, Megaphone Magazine Homeless Youth Are Even Younger than You Thought Here’s some startling news about Canada’s homeless youth and the age for their becoming homeless.  The latest survey, conducted in all … [Read more...]

Devastating burdens…

Nov 21, 2016 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Lift 'devastating' loan burdens for refugees, advocates urge Liberal government - After fleeing conflict and persecution, refugees face debts that add stress, split families How to make life that more … [Read more...]

Alcohol and youth…

Nov 19, 2016 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Alcohol and youth offending:   Alcohol in the System: Report -  An examination of alcohol and youth offending in London The report is a 12 month study of London youth implicated in the criminal justice … [Read more...]

Incivility…

Nov. 17, 2016  Magna Carta Training and e-Learning – David J.D. Sims The Price of Incivility Sims is a lawyer in Whitby, ON, who works with a police training company.  He recounts a number of instances in which the lack of civility by police … [Read more...]

CABs…

Nov. 15, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour More jail advisory boards needed in Ontario, Ottawa board chair says There are 26 detention facilities in Ontario but only 8 have Civilian Advisory Boards.  Ottawa CAB thinks that we need more if we … [Read more...]