Indigenous Law…

Nov 7, 2017 Dalhousie University Schulich Law School (NS) – Janet Doucet New Aboriginal and Indigenous law course fosters ‘eye‑opening’ experiential learning In response to Article 28 of the Recommendations from the Truth and … [Read more...]

Teen suicide…

Sept 14, 2017 National Post – Dr. Mike Sosteric Teen suicide is on the rise and this is why The commentary comes from the context of World Suicide Prevention Sunday just past (Sept 10).  Sosteric draws attention to the highest rates of suicide … [Read more...]

US Update…

     Dec 17, 2015  The Sentencing Project (US) Are Judges or Prosecutors Driving Racial Disparity in Post-Booker Sentencing? Though the length of federal sentences have in fact decreased, the article wonders about the role of judges and … [Read more...]

RJ fostering the social…

Nov 28, 2015  Association des services de réhabilitation sociale de Québec – La Porte ouverte Une approche différente: la justice réparatrice / restaurative  Here’s a treat for you!  This edition celebrates RJ week with an entire … [Read more...]

Right and wrong…

    April 22, 2015  National Post – Peter MacKay Peter MacKay: What the Court got right — and wrong — on mandatory sentences for gun crimes Minister of Justice Peter MacKay writes a guest column for the National Post to remind us that … [Read more...]

Oil and terrorism…

      Feb 17, 2015  Globe and Mail – Shawn McCarthy ‘Anti-petroleum’ movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say This article has an element of those “I told you so” moments.  The report, dated Jan 24, 2014, was … [Read more...]

The Doers and Watchers…

    Feb 5, 2015 Church Council on Justice and Corrections and Circles of Support and Accountability Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA): An Effective Approach to Community Safety  The government funding of the CoSA programs stops … [Read more...]

How far without CoSA?

   April 26, 2014  Prairie Messenger – John Penner I was in prison: unconditional support is Easter hope   This article is about the involvement of prison visitor in the work of post-prison care for the most vulnerable of inmates: the … [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...]

Effectiveness of harshness…

   Feb. 25, 2014 University of Toronto – Anthony Doob, Rosemary Gartner;  University of Ottawa - Cheryl Marie Webster  Three research summary documents… Here, to compliment our focus on evidence based guidance, are three articles from … [Read more...]