Bail and Remand in Ontario – Ministry of the Attorney General – 2016-12

Several noteworthy reports have been released in recent years that are critical of the bail and remand system and which contain recommendations for improvement. Some of these reports have been anecdotal and some have involved scholarly research. Their common theme is that the criminal justice system in Canada is failing

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Communicating with People with Mental Health Disabilities: What Justice Sector Professionals Can Do to Remove Barriers

People with mental health disabilities face barriers in all sectors of society. To ensure these individuals have equal access to justice sector services, justice sector professionals must understand these barriers and how to use effective communication to increase equality in services. In this webinar, a new online, multi-media training course

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Court Outcomes Data Project

2015-02-26 Presented by Micheal Dunn, Sarah Gauthier, and Helene Philbin-Wilkinson Click here to watch the webinar Court Outcomes Data Project – 2015-02-26

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Crown Prosecution Manual – Ministry of the Attorney General

Crown Prosecution Manual: The Crown Prosecution Manual contains information on the criminal process and the role of Prosecutors in the criminal justice system. It is also used by the Attorney General to provide direction to Prosecutors.

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Does the use of risk assessments in sentences respect the right to due process? A critical analysis of the Wisconsin v. Loomis ruling – 2018

On 13 July 2016, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin published a crucial decision which ruled for the first time ever about the constitutionality of using algorithms in sentencing. The ruling accepted their use, arguing that defendants’ right to due process was not violated by the mere fact that they could

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Fitness to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility Assessments in Canada: Improving Access to Qualified Mental Health Professionals – Canadian Psychological Association – 2017-12

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is the national association for the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada. The assessment of fitness to stand trial and the assessment of criminal responsibility are key activities necessary to the administration of justice at the interface of mental health and the law. Canadian psychologists have

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Moving the Wheels of Justice: Communication about Mental Health within the Courthouse

• To gain insights into enhancing communication when interacting with people with mental health issues. • To learn strategies on how to engage with people with mental health issues. • To bring together the justice and mental health sectors to share knowledge, insights, and responsibilities, and to problem solve. •

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Ontario Pocket Guide – Youth Criminal Justice Act Canada – 2014

Ontario Government guide to the Youth Criminal Justice Act – 2014 Ontario Pocket Guide – Youth Criminal Justice Act Canada – 2014

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Opening the Doors of Justice – An Attempt to Make True Justice Accessible to People with an Intellectual Disability Who Have Been the Victims of a Crime – 2015-11-17

Mark Pathak pioneered a model of work to enable people with intellectual disabilities engage with the criminal justice system as complainants. The framework provides specialist support to help witnesses prepare for the courtroom experience while helping the court understand in advance the capabilities of the witnesses. Opening the Doors of Justice –

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Understanding shame: Examining how justice and emotions operate in the context of restorative justice – 2018

An essential element of the restorative justice process is engagement in emotional healing, which is made possible via the ways in which offenders manage shame. Effective shame management depends in part on the operation of justice principles. While research has examined justice and the importance of emotions in facilitating the

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Youth Court Assessment Resource Guide – 2015

Contents: YCJA Section 34 Reports – Best Practice Guidelines Youth Forensic Assessment Orders – Best Practice Guidelines Youth Court Assessment Resource Guide – 2015

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