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...]

What’s cyberbullying?

   Feb. 3, 2014  CTV News - Alison Auld, The Canadian Press Nova Scotia's unique cyberbullying law to be tested by court case  Roger Merrick, director of public safety, says the Cyberbullying Act will be tested Feb. 11 for its application … [Read more...]

Cycle of punishment…

 Oct. 16, 2013  CBC News Ashley Smith 'hopeless' weeks before death, inquest told  Kim Pate thinks that Ashley Smith was stuck in a cycle of punishment.  Pate testified that she wanted to have Smith transferred to hospital but that “once … [Read more...]

Old neighbourhood cops

 Oct. 15, 2013   Toronto Star – Jennifer Pagliaro Police unit takes on community work in Somali neighbourhoods to build trust, make peace   Toronto police have dedicated six officers to an effort to establish trust with Toronto’s Somali … [Read more...]

Carding concessions?

 Oct. 6, 2013  Toronto Star – Jim Rankin and Pattie Winsa Toronto police propose purging carding information from database Previously reported as involved in ‘carding’ more than their famous counterparts in New York City, Toronto police … [Read more...]


  Sept. 21, 2013  Restorative Works – Joshua Wachtel Rethinking the impact of traditional justice  Mental health counsellor and RJ advocate, Natalie DeFreitas offers some powerful and pointed reflections on crime and how we deal with crime … [Read more...]