John Howard Society of Canada

Prison Voices Work Book (2007)

The following material is intended to guide and be a resource for those who use the textbook "Prison Voices", published by Fernwood Publishing, to teach literacy at varying levels, primarily within the prison environment.

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2006-05-31

Youth Criminal Justice Act: An Act in Respect to Young Persons and to Amend and Repeal Other Acts (2000)

The purpose of this submission to the Justice and Human Rights Committee is to discuss those aspects of the Youth Criminal Justice Act that the John Howard Society of Canada approves of, those it is concerned about, and to suggest areas where improvements could be made. It is neither practical nor necessary to comment on all provisions of the Act.

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2000-01-01

Review of the Detention Provisions of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (1999)

The following brief was submitted by the John Howard Society of Canada to Government of Canada's Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, as part of the review of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA). This document discusses and makes recommendations about the detention provisions of the CCRA.

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1999-01-01

Review of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (1999)

The following brief focuses on the three elements of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act that the authors believe are of particular importance in achieving the purpose of federal corrections:
(a) fair and legal treatment of prisoners,
(b) professional treatment and programs, and
(c) properly operated gradual release processes.

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1999-01-01

Literacy and the Courts (1996)

Protecting the Right to Understand

The majority of people who are charged, act as witnesses, or sit on juries in the criminal justice system may not be able to use written legal documents or materials effectively. Others may have limited information about legal procedures and terminology, making understanding the context and meaning of legal materials difficult.

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1996-01-01

Taking Down the Wall of Words - Handbook for Community Agencies Part 2 (1991)

Researchers across Canada looked for and found examples of how community agencies can make sure that people who cannot read and write well can use their services. They also came up with ideas on how these organizations can be an important link between the people who have difficulty reading and writing and the many literacy programs available across Canada.

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1991-01-01
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