Justice and Corrections

Justice for Young Offenders (2007)

This paper is an attempt to describe the evolution of Canadian juvenile justice legislation and compares the principles and practice of the Juvenile Delinquents Act, the Young Offenders Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The impact that each Act had (or will have) on the youth justice system will also be considered.

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2007-12-20

Youth Justice Committees in Alberta (2007)

The focus of this paper is on the continuance of Youth Justice Committees (YJCs) under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and their importance and effect on dealing with youth crime in Alberta.

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2007-12-19

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

Incarceration to Inclusion (2002)

Looking at the Transition from Correctional Facility Programs to Community Based Adult Education

In the winter of 1999, Jane Boulton, the Program Manager of Smithers Literacy Services had a burning question, "Why don't inmates access my program on return to the community? I know they are out there and have a need for literacy services, but where are they?" In conversations with other literacy practitioners in the region, Jane found she was not alone in this conundrum.

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2006-05-08

Opening Doors to Learning (2002)

This compilation of artwork and literature done by residents within northern area correctional centers is the result of a project carried out from November 1, 2001 – May 30, 2002.

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2005-09-08

Changing Paths (2002)

A literacy & life skills program for women in conflict with the law

In 1998, a program was undertaken by the Edmonton John Howard Society and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, with the collaborative support of numerous community-based agencies and organizations. This program was especially designed for women who were in, or at risk of being in, conflict with the law.

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2005-05-11

Perspectives on Canadian Drug Policy (2004)

Volume 2

In the midst significant developments in Canada's drug policies, the John Howard Society of Canada implemented the Policy Analysis Enhancement Project (PAEP). The PAEP is a two-year project that takes select members of voluntary sector organizations and guides them through the creation of policy-relevant research related to Canadian drug policy. This volume presents the research undertaken by the second-year participants of project.

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2005-05-01

Perspectives on Canadian Drug Policy (2003)

Volume 1

This document discusses major changes being considered by the Canadian government on the issue of drug laws and policies.

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2005-04-20

Literacy and Justice (2002)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Justice. “Without literacy there can be no justice.” (Burt Galaway, John Howard Society, 1997.)

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2004-11-04

Womanhood, Deviance and Reform: Women's Rehabilation in Prison (1995)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1995 - Vol. 11, No. 4

In this article, the author discusses programs for women in prison, designed to rehabilitate women to acceptable states of womanhood and while the roles of wife, mother and homemaker are reinforced, women's diverse problems and needs are overlooked. There is discussion of the relationship between crime committed by women and their economic need due to unemployment, underemployment, poor job skills and a lack of education.

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