NCR…

Oct 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Peter Goffin People with mental illness too often landing in prison instead of hospitals, experts say This link offers the success side of a finding of “Not Criminally Responsible” or NCR.  Brian Rose killed his … [Read more...]

Prison violence…

Dec 12, 2016 Toronto Star – Michael Tutton Sudden surge in prison violence ‘a problem right across’ Canada, experts warn Experts are warning that there has been a noticeable surge in prison violence in prisons, both provincial and federal, … [Read more...]

Justice at issue…

     Oct 29, 2015 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberal justice: experts expect less punitive, more principled approach to crime - Legalizing pot, repealing parts of anti-terror law and reviewing sentencing regime on agenda  Justice issues … [Read more...]

Youth in trouble…

    July 5, 2015  Toronto Star - Sandro Contenta, Laurie Monsebraaten, Jim Rankin, Andrew Bailey Shedding light on the troubles facing kids in group homes - Nearly 1,200 “serious occurrences” involving vulnerable youth — most living in … [Read more...]

Civil rights, political gain…

  Dec 1, 2014  Chronicle Herald (Halifax) – Dan Leger Eroding civil rights for political gain   Two bills being steamrolled through the Parliament (C-13 and C-44) are dangerous and effectively a denial of a fair trial.  The informant can … [Read more...]

Police privatization…

  Nov. 21, 2014  Toronto Star - Alex Boutilier Conservative government to study privatization of some police services  The federal conservatives have noticed the increasing cost of policing while crime is decreasing and have turned to a study … [Read more...]

Mental health, justice and human rights…

 June 22, 2014  Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario and the Ontario Human Rights Commission CMHA Ontario supports OHRC policy on mental health disabilities and addictions  A report released on June 19 calls for new approaches to deter … [Read more...]

Criminal background checks…

  Mar 20, 2014  Toronto Star – Jennifer Pagliaro Toronto police criminal-background check backlog puts thousands of jobs and studies in limbo   There are two types of background check involved.  One is simply an indication – a … [Read more...]

CoSA loses federal funding

 Feb. 27, 2014  CoSA federal government funding ends the end of March  Advocates and volunteers alike in the most widely respected and effective program for working with sex offenders, Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA), are … [Read more...]

National RJ Symposium

 June 14, 2013  The Canadian Safe School Network and YOUCAN Youth Services Call For Presenters: The National Restorative Justice Symposium 2013 The National Restorative Justice Symposium Planning Committee invites interested individuals/groups … [Read more...]