New measures…

Nov. 23, 2022  APRT Report / Justice Teams Network (US) Interrupting Intimate Partner Violence – A Guide for Community Responses without Police This report is a startling presentation around intimate partner violence acknowledging the … [Read more...]

Hiring…

Nov. 20, 2022 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Progress and Prejudices – Shifts in the UK employers’ attitude in hiring people with convictions “Employers more likely to hire people with convictions.”   This piece of research makes it at … [Read more...]

One of our best…

Nov. 17, 2022  The Reverend Dr. James V. Scott, O.C. Toronto, Ontario Jamie, who is to receive the Order of Canada, has been a tireless champion for both the Church Council on Justice and Corrections and the Smart Justice Network.  The … [Read more...]

Confrontation…

Nov 7, 2022  Toronto Star – Kelly Skjerven GO Transit union says bus drivers to strike if no deal reached with Metrolinx - Metrolinx said there will be no bus service on Monday if strike action is taken. Observers are wondering if the threaten … [Read more...]

More of the same…

Oct 29, 2022 CBC News – Shanifar Nasser Family of Toronto man who fell to his death says police locked them in room, didn't let them speak to him - Toronto police now say 32-year-old 'barricaded himself' and crisis team could not be sent in The … [Read more...]

Better neighbours…

Sept 26, 2022 Governor Jay Inslee (Washington State) How Norwegian prisons prepare inmates to become better neighbors “Much about Norway’s famous prisons stands in contrast to American impressions of incarceration. The opinion of the Norwegian … [Read more...]

Prison death…

Aug.29, 2022 CBC News – Shanifa Nasser They wanted justice for their mentally ill loved one who died in jail. Now those hopes are crushed - 'The system has a double standard: one for us Canadians, and the rest for law enforcement,' says Yusuf … [Read more...]

Voice of Fire…

Aug 19, 2022 Just published:  Our Voice of Fire: A Memoir of a Warrior Rising - Brandi Morin (House of Anansi Press, 2022) This book, also available as an e-book, is an excellent resource around the impact of the cultural genocide against the … [Read more...]

To do’s…

Aug 5, 2022 Global News – Heidi Lee What comes after Pope Francis’ apology? Here’s what advocates say “Apologies to me are not about words. Most importantly, they’re about actions,” Blackstock, the executive director of the First … [Read more...]

Social norms…

June 28, 2022  Toronto Star – Nicholas Keung Canada’s racist social norms — and how we can change them - A ground breaking study into the social norms around racist demeanours may lie the secret of tackling racism by addressing those … [Read more...]