Trauma training…

Oct. 28, 2017 Policy Options – Elizabeth Sheehy and Simon Lapierre The Jordan decision’s impact on cases of violence against women The Jordan decision was a clarification by the Supreme Court of Canada about what constitutes unreasonable delay … [Read more...]

On camera…

Oct 15, 2016 Toronto Star – Desmond Cole The case against body cameras for Toronto police - The millions of dollars would be better spent on overhauling the police oversight bodies The question of equipping police with body cameras is getting … [Read more...]

Segregation and death…

July 9, 2016 CBC News – Catherine Tunney Louise Arbour, former Supreme Court justice, calls for end of segregation in prisons - Death of an inmate this week leaves former judge 'outraged' Again in the death of an inmate – Terry Baker - in a … [Read more...]

Still solitary…

March 2, 2016 Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey Data reveal 'shocking' numbers of Ontario inmates in solitary - More than 1,600 inmates were admitted to solitary confinement at two jails over a five-month period last year. Solitary confinement in … [Read more...]

Hold your fire…

March 24, 2016 CBC First Hand Hold Your Fire This 44 minute video broadcast by CBC in January is a review of the incidents involving the death of mentally ill persons in confrontation with police.  The video also reviews the training offered to … [Read more...]

Punishing mental illness…

    Aug. 17, 2015 Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey Ontario justice system ‘punishes’ mental illness The John Howard Society of Ontario is about to release a new report on the interface of mental health and criminal justice.  The report is … [Read more...]