Justice and Corrections

Literacy and Youth Justice Project: Final Report (2006)

The Calgary Learning Centre is a not-for-profit agency that offers programs and services in the areas of literacy and learning disabilities. The Calgary Youth Justice Society is an organization that supports youth at risk and helps young people in conflict with the law get back on track.

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2012-04-10

Police stories: Working with people with low literacy (2009)

In this document, prepared by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), police officers reflect on the impact of low literacy among the people they deal with.

The officers share their concern that some people don’t understand what is going on in the court system and discuss telltale signs that low literacy is a problem for someone.

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2011-07-22

Literacy and Policing in Canada Module 2: Literacy and its Social and Legal Impact on Policing - Full-day Workshop (2009)

Participants' Workbook

This workbook is part of a project undertaken by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), to make police officers more aware of the kinds of problems caused by low literacy both in the community in general and within the criminal justice system in particular.

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2011-07-22

Literacy and Policing in Canada - Module 1: Orientation to Literacy Challenges in Canada - Half-day Workshop (2009)

Student Workbook

This workbook is part of a project undertaken by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), with funding from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), to make police officers more aware of the kinds of problems caused by low literacy both in the community in general and within the criminal justice system in particular.

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2011-07-22

Literacy and Policing in Canada: Target Crime with Literacy [Video – 5:43] (2009)

This video focuses on an initiative of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), aimed at making police aware of how low literacy may affect the people they deal with.

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2011-06-28

Crime and Unemployment: What's the link? (2009)

This document, prepared by the John Howard Society, provides a brief overview of the relationship between crime, employment and employment services. It cites a study showing that 75 per cent of those admitted to federal prisons had experienced at least some difficulty with getting or maintaining employment. As well, it notes that inmates are less likely than the general population to have completed high school.

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2010-02-17

Orientation Guide for Corrections Educators (2008)

Road Back Home project, Phase Two

This booklet has been written and compiled by active educators working in correctional centers throughout British Columbia. It outlines some of the basic issues that will confront an educator starting a career in Corrections. This booklet is intended to help facilitate an educator's transition from “regular” teaching on the “outside” to a productive and enjoyable career as a Corrections educator.

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2009-02-16

Human Rights in Action (2008)

Handbook for Women Serving Federal Sentences

This handbook was produced for use in the prison advocacy training part of the Human Rights in Action (HRIA) project. The HRIA project is dedicated to ensuring that the human rights of all prisoners are protected, especially those of women prisoners who are racialized and those with disabling mental health issues.

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2008-11-12

Youth Criminal Justice Act Handbook (2007)

This handbook provides information on various aspects of the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act, which became law on April 1, 2003. This book includes the following chapters:

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2008-07-18

Plan a Family-Fun-Day! (2007)

A How-to-Kit

This How-to-Kit was developed by the NWT Literacy Council to help families and communities celebrate literacy. It offers advice on how to plan a family fun day and contains a planning checklist as wells as lots of ideas for activities, games, activity sheets and crafts.

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2008-03-14

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