Reforming police…

Oct 23, 2020   Ottawa Citizen – Jeffrey Monaghan Monaghan: After the Montsion verdict – a need for broader change - Here are three modest steps Ottawa Council and the police service could take to signal a desire for substantive … [Read more...]

Youth in focus…

Oct 21, 2020 Campaign for Youth Justice (US) WINNING THE CAMPAIGN: State Trends in Fighting the Treatment of Children as Adults in the Criminal Justice System 2005 – 2020 The link gives both the current status and the trending in the way the … [Read more...]

Indigenous rights…

Oct. 19, 2020  CBC News – Catherine Tunney Indigenous services minister calls raid on N.S. fishing facilities an 'assault' on Mi'kmaw people - Marc Miller calls on RCMP to keep the peace as Nova Scotia fishery dispute escalates The issue is the … [Read more...]

Evidence based…

Oct. 15, 2020  The Prosecutor (US) – National Association of District Attorneys 21st Century Prosecutions —Miami-Style Smart Justice By Katherine Fernandez  Rundle - Miami-Dade County State Attorney, Miami (FL) and Stephen K. Talpins - … [Read more...]

Change…

Oct. 12, 2020 Foundations for Social Change (Vancouver, BC) – The New Leaf Project The Foundation, tied to UBC, has acted on a question on all our minds about homelessness:  how does one best help the homeless find housing and food security.  … [Read more...]

Smart and humane…

Oct. 9, 2020  Toronto Star Editorial (Oct 8, 2020) Governments should heed this smart, humane ruling Justice David Gibson of the Ontario Court of Justice said: ‘No!’  He refused to apply the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for six … [Read more...]

New life…

Oct. 7, 2020 CBC News – Meghan Grant 'It gave me back my life': Calgary Drug Treatment Court shows low recidivism rates, cost savings - 76% of grads had no new substantive convictions after graduation Alicia Myles knows what it is like to focus … [Read more...]

Far right…

Oct 4, 2020  CBC News – Mark Gollom  Trump's Proud Boys remark boosts far-right group's profile, including in Canada, experts say Canada has had repeated warnings about the growth of far-right and militarized groups to date.  It may surprise … [Read more...]

Still there…

Oct 1, 2020 National RJ Symposium: Amplify, Invite and Modify Call for presenters – Deadline Oct. 5, 2020 – Virtual Symposium Nov. 16, 17 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NRJS2020/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/2020NRJS Canadian … [Read more...]

A crack for light…

Sept 28, 2020 CBC News Nova Scotia premier apologizes for systemic racism in justice system Details are scarce at this point but Premier Stephen McNeil has apologised to Nova Scotians   and acknowledged that the legal system “has … [Read more...]