First responders…

Nov. 15, 2020 Toronto Star - Rachel Collier Health PEI ignores recommendation, adds police to mobile mental health units The decision in PEI marks a sharping of the focus for the composition of first response team when mental health is the primary … [Read more...]

Women in solitary…

Nov 9, 2020 Refinery29.com - Sabrina Maddeaux The Ugly Truth about Solitary Confinement in Canada’s Women’s Prisons Maddeaux starts with Ashley Smith and her crime of throwing apples at the postman for which she got 14 days that turned into … [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...]

Our loss…

Oct 24, 2019 National Newswatch – Glen Pearson The Election’s Greatest Loss “The heat of the federal election is now over and cold morning of reality has begun to set in.  All that energy.  All those voiced aspirations of what a great … [Read more...]

Timely intervention…

July 11, 2018 CBC News - Kevin Dougherty Quebec investing in 'collaborative justice' program to resolve family conflicts - Quebec will spend $180,000 to expand a project to resolve family conflicts that reach 'crisis' level Robert Pidgeon, … [Read more...]

Black voices…

July 24, 2017 Toronto Star – Royson James Get ready — Toronto’s next wave of Black voices will be more urgent, strident and radical Following the publication of the Black Experience Project, chronicling Black life in the GTA, James offers … [Read more...]

Humane…

July 18, 2017 The Walrus – Robert Clark The Case for Prison Reform- The harsh American model has failed. Here’s how we can do better Clark who started working in prisons at age 24 is now a 30 year veteran of prisons, the good and the bad lived … [Read more...]

Torture and C-51…

Dec 8, 2016  Globe and Mail – Colin Freeze Trump’s torture view may change secrets sharing with Canada: spy watchdog executive Here’s a twist on the usual C-51 discussion about Five Eyes intelligence sharing, more specifically … [Read more...]

Scope of MMIW

Aug. 7, 2016 Policy Options – Pamela Palmater The MMIW inquiry’s limited scope, especially the lack of action on police conduct, could overshadow its good parts. The absence of provincial and territorial ministers as well as the various … [Read more...]

Bail and remand…

July 26, 2014  CBC News – Mark Gollom Provincial jails clogged with legally innocent Canadians  -  Majority of people appearing at bail court are charged with non-violent offences   Abby Deshman, public safety director of the Canadian … [Read more...]