School and RJ…

Sept 6, 2016 Vancouver Sun – Tracy Sherlock B.C. educators look to bring restorative justice to the classroom The article offers some insight into the potential of an RJ approach to set lacking connections that result in mis-behaviour in … [Read more...]

FASD & holes…

Sept 5, 2016  The Tyee – Katie Hyslop In Downtown Eastside, Jim’s Story Shows Holes in Vast Net of Systems and Services This is a two part series on the role that housing and FASD, among other social problems, plays in the life of an … [Read more...]

In this together…

    Mar 2, 2015 Toronto Star - Editorial (Mar 1, 2015) Canadian Muslim families are in the front lines “More often than not these families are appalled at the radicalization of their children. They struggle to comprehend it. They see it as a … [Read more...]

Lawsuit on Solitary…

    Jan 21, 2015 National Post – John Ivison Group launching legal challenge to limit use of solitary confinement in Canadian prisons  The BC Civil Liberties and John Howard Society of Canada have decided to launch a legal challenge to the … [Read more...]

Rethinking…

  Sept. 21, 2013  Restorative Works – Joshua Wachtel Rethinking the impact of traditional justice  Mental health counsellor and RJ advocate, Natalie DeFreitas offers some powerful and pointed reflections on crime and how we deal with crime … [Read more...]

Aggressive Seniors

 Sept. 12, 2013  Vancouver Sun – Daniel Fontaine Aging poses new challenges for justice system - Opinion:  We need more attention, resources that addresses issue of aggressive seniors with dementia  Here’s a look at the problem of senior … [Read more...]

FASD

  July 30, 2013  Toronto Star – Guest opinion by Shelia Burns Turning around Ontario lives hurt by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder  The author, a Community Leadership in Justice Fellow, Law Foundation of Ontario, says that fetal alcohol … [Read more...]

FASD

 July 30, 2013  Toronto Star – Guest opinion by Shelia Burns Turning around Ontario lives hurt by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder  The author, a Community Leadership in Justice Fellow, Law Foundation of Ontario, says that fetal alcohol … [Read more...]

Whitepaper: A tale of two cities

 May 27, 2013  Restorative Justice: Natalie DeFreitas A Primer and Exploration of Practice across Two North American Cities  The Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice (IPSSJ), in collaboration with the Illinois Balanced and … [Read more...]

RJ and human rights

January 7, 2013  Community Justice Initiative B.C. Watch "Restorative Justice Is The LAW" online. There is no doubt that human rights will play a growing role in the justice discussion in Canada.  Here is a link to a 48 minute video from … [Read more...]