A tragic loss…

Mar 16, 2022  Waterloo Record – Paige Desmond The end of a crime prevention era - Region, nation losing ground breaking Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council The short-sighted failure to fund the Crime Prevention Council speaks volumes … [Read more...]

Police reform…

Mar 10, 2022 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Strategic review of policing proposes fundamental reform - New Police Foundation report into future of policing proposes most fundamental reform for a generation This is the third of a series of reports … [Read more...]

Community health…

Jan 26, 2022 Toronto Star Editorial Board (Jan 24, 2022) Toronto’s community crisis plan is a welcome shift away from policing mental-health care - ‘Toronto’s plan to implement the Community Crisis Support Service pilot program, announced … [Read more...]

Trauma and Compassion…

Jan 24, 2022 Aljazeera What if prisons were more humane? The notion of trauma induced criminal activity is not new but the idea of asking what happened to you vs what’s wrong with you is beginning to have an impact.  Here, three witnesses to … [Read more...]

Interim Report…

Dec. 29  From Senator Kim Pate – On solitary detention for youth and the Universal Basic Income “Family doctors agree that the solitary confinement of youth should be abolished under all circumstances. A measure that compromises the physical … [Read more...]

Rethinking…

Dec 15, 2021  Maytree Series: Advancing justice - Akwatu Khenti  Rethinking community policing: Civilian partners in public safety Part of a continuing series, this article looks to the efforts to broaden the notion of public safety beyond the … [Read more...]

Continuing torture…

Oct 19, 2021 Canadian Bar Association – Stephen Maher Stopping the torture - No one seems capable of getting Corrections Canada to effectively end the use of solitary confinement. Perhaps legal action will work. “…two 2019 appeal court … [Read more...]

Show up!

Aug 18, 2021 The Conversation – John D. Cameron Canadian election 2021: Risk-averse charities, civil society groups must show up Did you realize that normally, for fear of being seen as political, non-profits and charitable organizations go … [Read more...]

Hatred…

May 29, 2021 The Conversation (Queen’s University, Canada) - Izzeldin Abuelaish Why hatred should be considered a contagious disease This commentary is offered in the context of the Palestinian / Jewish conflict but can obviously be … [Read more...]

Mum’s the word…

May 17, 2021 Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham She wanted to tell you about her sex assault. The court has finally let her Morrell Andrews has a story to tell and without her knowledge or consent she was banned by the court from telling about … [Read more...]