Unequal Justice – Webinar – 2021/04/21

Unequal Justice: Experiences and outcomes of young people in Ontario’s youth bail system presented by John Howard Society of Ontario

Webinar Description:

Participants of this webinar will learn about a unique research project conducted by the John Howard Society of Ontario on the front end of our youth justice system. Unequal Justice: Experiences and outcomes of young people in Ontario’s youth bail system and interactive website shares the analysis of a decade’s worth of court and pre-trial detention admissions data and extensive consultations of stakeholders and young people with experience of the youth bail system. The findings indicate that troubling trends persist in the youth bail system, particularly for vulnerable and BIPOC youth. The report also presents opportunities to strengthen the youth bail system and alternatives to incarceration to keep young people out of jail.

The webinar will take participants through the research findings and recommendations and showcase experiences shared by stakeholders on the front lines and youth with lived experience of the system.

Learn more about Unequal Justice: https://www.johnhoward.on.ca/unequaljustice/

Presenters:

Safiyah Husein, Senior Policy Analyst
John Howard Society of Ontario

Reza Ahmadi, Director of Research & Evaluation
John Howard Society of Ontario

Meaghan Costa, Research and Evaluation Analyst
John Howard Society of Ontario

Webinar Recording:

HSJCC Webinar: Unequal Justice from HSJCC on Vimeo.

Presentation slides: