Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy Discussion Paper (2012)

The goal of this paper is to encourage critical discussion and future planning for effective and measurable literacy programming for youth in conflict with the law in Canada.

The authors note that literacy is critical to both the reduction and prevention of criminal involvement for young people, and describe their paper as a call to action for coordinated services and programming for youth, before, during or after incarceration.

The paper includes an overview of existing programming; information on available research and research gaps; a discussion of measurements of programming success; and a look at promising practices.

A companion document offering a review of literature on the topic can be seen by clicking here: http://library.copian.ca/item/10446.

The authors have also included information about a conference, scheduled for June 2012, on the topic of youth, literacy and criminal justice. The conference is organized by Frontier College, a national literacy organization.

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Avril Colenutt and Margaret A. Toye. Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy Discussion Paper 2012. Web. 23 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/frontier/critical_crossroads/critical_crossroads.pdf>
Avril Colenutt & Margaret A. Toye (2012). Critical Crossroads: Youth, Criminal Justice and Literacy Discussion Paper. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/frontier/critical_crossroads/critical_crossroads.pdf
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