Justice – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet is one of a series prepared by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) to address a variety of literacy-related topics.

The authors point out that literacy is crucial in ensuring equal access to justice because low literacy skills make it difficult to deal with the complexities of the legal process. Offenders experience literacy problems at a rate three times that of the general population and are four times as likely to have learning disabilities.

They make several suggestions for improving the situation, including ensuring that families and youth who are at risk have access to literacy programs and remedial schooling; providing consistent and accessible support to children, families, and adults who have learning disabilities; promoting the use of clear language in the legal process; and providing assessment and referral to literacy programs for all inmates.

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Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN). Justice – Fact Sheet 2012. Web. 20 Aug. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/clln/fact_sheets/justice/justice.pdf>
Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN) (2012). Justice – Fact Sheet. Retrieved August 20, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/clln/fact_sheets/justice/justice.pdf
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