Justice and Legal Education

Literacy for Women on the Streets (2003)

This is a report on a research project designed to examine the impact of literacy activities on the lives of women working as sex-trade workers in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The authors describe the research and share the two-year tale of their experiences and findings so that funders, literacy and community development workers, and women living and working on the street will feel confident embarking on literacy programs together.

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2004-02-23

Isolating the Barriers and Strategies for Prevention (1995)

A Kit about Violence and Women's Education for Adult Education and Adult Learners

Most of us believe that the right to education, from kindergarten through high school, is fundamental. However, not everyone is able to fully enjoy that right; not everyone is able to obtain an education that is empowering, relevant, safe and useful.

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2003-10-09

Understanding Literacy (1997)

A Judicial Imperative

This is a booklet of articles written by judges, and designed to assist judges and other professionals involved in the administration of criminal law to consider the importance of literacy among persons who appear before our courts or are under the supervision of our corrections system.

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2003-08-14

Bringing Family Literacy to Incarcerated Settings: An Instructional Guide (2001)

In an ongoing effort to support the education of incarcerated youth and adults, Bringing Family Literacy to Incarcerated Settings: An Instructional Guide is offered as a supplement to the "From Incarceration to Productive Lifestyle" series. This most recent document shares the valuable experiences of numerous individuals and agencies who have successfully incorporated family literacy into incarcerated education programming.

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2001-09-01

Response to the Department of Justice re: Reforming Criminal Code Defences: Provocation, Self-Defence and Defence of Property (1999)

In the summer of 1999, the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies convened a national consultation with equality-seeking women's groups to discuss the relationship between self-defence, the defence of provocation, and the mandatory minimum sentence of life imprisonment for murder. This brief is the product of that consultation process.

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2000-09-12

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

Course Manual - Online Workshop on Board and Staff Relationships and Responsibilities (1999)

The staff of community literacy agencies in Ontario had expressed the need for more training in volunteer management. However, time, cost, and the availability of local training opportunities were major barriers to their accessing such training. CLO and the Ministry developed an innovative partnership designed to address this training need. An online workshop on board / staff relations was created.

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1999-08-30

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

Transition to the Community, Prison Literacy Programs and Factors Which Lead to Success in the Community (1997)

This is a report of a research conducted by the John Howard Society at five prisons in Manitoba and Saskatchewan during the spring of 1997. Five teachers and fifty-seven male students participated in the study which sought to describe what occurs in prison schools, reasons for prison school attendance, school-related goals upon release, and self-identified factors influencing success of these goals.

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1997-01-01

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