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...]

Shelters…

Mar 10, 2020 CBC News - Tara Carman   Women, children turned away from shelters in Canada almost 19,000 times a month    Shelters in Canada are suffering drastic funding losses and the result is that when women and children are forced to flee … [Read more...]

On finding peace…

Nov. 3, 2019 Toronto Star – Kim Zarzour How a Markham sex assault survivor found justice — and peace A victim of sexual assault has become the first case to be examined by restorative justice.  Marlee Liss of Markham was assaulted three years … [Read more...]

Aug 10, 2018 – Prisoner’s Justice Day (Poster from NOPE Canada: https://twitter.com/hashtag/prisonkills?src=hash ) Prisoners’ Justice Day commemorates deaths in custody and demand justice for human rights abuses behind bars History of the … [Read more...]

Your children’s children…

July 26, 2018 Huffington Post / Evidence Network.ca Canada Is Sending A Generation Of Indigenous Children To Jail - To call these numbers of incarcerated Indigenous people a crisis would be the understatement of the century. The article is a … [Read more...]

Mama Rita…

June 2, 2018 National Catholic Reporter – Dan Morris-Young Restorative justice has a name, face and heart in East LA - Mama Rita: Inmates 'are not the crimes they did' Long-time Dolores Mission parishioner Rita Chairez works in restorative … [Read more...]

Sex and drink…

April 2, 2017 Globe and Mail - Zosia Bielski 'When will feminism stop enabling stupidity?': Welcome to the feminist flame wars Here’s an unusual view sure to enable a great deal of controversy.  The thesis is in a new book called Unwanted … [Read more...]

Framed…

Jan 25, 2017 Globe and Mail - Tu Thanh Ha Muslim teenager sues Montreal school, alleging he was framed as an extremist In 2015, a joke overheard, a misinterpretation, and suddenly handcuffs and charges followed for a 15 year old Grade 11 Muslim … [Read more...]

Restitution to victims…

Oct 17, 2016 Victoria Times Colonist – Joanna Smith, Canadian Press Justice minister expected to reveal plans for victim surcharge this week We have been living with mandatory victim surcharges for over three years now.  The surcharge practice … [Read more...]

First Nations in the mix…

May 10, 2016   Globe and Mail – Gloria Galloway First Nations leaders want to rethink residential schools agreement There have been so many gaps in the compensation of the victims of the Aboriginal residential schools that the whole agreement … [Read more...]