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...]

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...]

Waging war…

Oct. 26, 2022 The Conversation (Queen’s) – Craig Martin Canada’s ‘royal prerogative’ allows it to wage war without parliamentary approval Most Canadians would likely be surprised to learn that the Canadian government has the power to … [Read more...]

Clean environment a human right…

Sept 2, 2022  United Nations Declaration: Climate and Environment UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right “The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, welcomed the 'historic' decision and … [Read more...]

Grotesque greed…

Aug 10, 2033 (Last newsletter advertised the availability of a British Lancet article entitled “Social thinning and stress generation after childhood mistreatment: a neurocognitive social transactional model of psychiatric vulnerability” by … [Read more...]

Trauma and more…

Aug. 8, 2022  The Lancet: Psychiatry (England’s medical journal) Prof Eamon McCrory, PhD.  DClinPsy.,   Lucy Foulkes, Ph D.,  Prof Essi Viding, Ph D. (All three authors are at the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University … [Read more...]

The fight…

July 14, 2022 CBC Radio – The Current with Catherin Cullen Her brother begged for mental health, addiction support in prison. After he died, she took up his fight The incident prompting this examination happened in 2021 but is ideally suited … [Read more...]

Fair, simple, affordable…

May 19, 2022  BC Tyee - Jiaying Zhao and Lorne Whitehead Guaranteed Basic Income Is Still a Great Idea - This solution for poverty continues to have support and research to back it up. The authors are reacting to a Globe and Mail article by Sen. … [Read more...]

Known but idle solutions…

Jan 31, 2022  CBC News – Josh Hoffman N.S. man who struggled with mental health says he needed something other than jail - Collins Ellison shared his ‘entirely negative’ experiences with Halifax police while he was homeless This link is to … [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...]