Publications

Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents

Date: 12/01/2018
Authors: Vivienne ChinYvon Dandurand, Years: 2018 Document Types: Resource Material Policies: Access to Justice

This guide is designed to help your community take a leadership role in supporting your most at-risk children to experience more stable childhoods, meet their developmental milestones, and build the skills they need to enjoy brighter futures as active members of society.

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The Fragility of a Culture of Lawfulness

Date: 01/01/2018
Authors: Yvon Dandurand, Guest Authors: Jessica Jahn Years: 2018 Document Types: Discussion Paper

The concept of a culture of lawfulness is appealing for its aspirational and open-ended nature. However, the concept still has to prove itself as a concrete basis for action. The article argues that the practical value of that concept lies in its promise to create a fresh common narrative to support a broad range of human-rights inspired and democratically derived justice reforms. The authors reflect on what makes a culture of lawfulness possible, how it always remains fragile, and how one might recognize signs that it is under attack. A culture of lawfulness is based on the genuine willingness of government officials and members of society to hold themselves and one another accountable to the law, which requires a certain level of trust and confidence in justice institutions and their ability to protect everyone from injustice and insecurity. The article emphasizes the role of justice reforms in sustaining such a culture. Law reform initiatives and the strengthening of justice institutions play a central role in fostering and shouldering a culture of lawfulness, particularly when such reforms are not limited to capacity building measures but also address the more fundamental need for greater fairness, accountability, transparency, and inclusiveness. What is a grave concern in many societies is the political failure to defend the rule of law and to proceed with the necessary justice reforms to ensure fairness, transparency, and accountability. One of the most important tasks today is to consolidate the culture of lawfulness wherever it has taken root.

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Réinventer la Justice Pénale: La Dixième Symposium National – Rapport Final

Date: 01/26/2018
Document Types: Conference Material, Policies: Access to Justice

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Re-Inventing Criminal Justice: The Tenth National Symposium – Final Report

Date: 01/26/2018
Document Types: Conference Material, Policies: Access to Justice

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Enhancing Access to Justice for Women Living in Rural and Remote Areas of British Columbia: Reviewing Practices from Canada and Abroad to Improve Our Response

Date: 07/28/2017
Authors: Eileen SkinniderRuth Montgomery, Years: 2017 Document Types: Research Report Policies: Access to Justice

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Introductory Handbook on The Prevention of Recidivism and the Social Reintegration of Offenders

Date: 12/01/2018
Authors: Vivienne ChinYvon Dandurand, Years: 2018 Document Types: Resource Material Policies: Corrections

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Corrections Communiqué Volume 1, Issue 1 (Mandarin)

Date: 03/31/2007
Years: 2007, Document Types: Communiqué Policies: Corrections

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Corrections Communiqué Volume 1, Issue 2

Date: 03/31/2008
Years: 2008, Document Types: Communiqué Policies: Corrections

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Corrections Communiqué Volume 1, Issue 1

Date: 03/31/2007
Years: 2007, Document Types: Communiqué Policies: Corrections

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Failed Social Reentry: Factors behind Conditional Release Violations, Suspensions and Revocations

Date: 01/01/2008
Authors: Robert E. BrownYvon Dandurand, Guest Authors: Curt T. GriffithsDanielle Murdoch Years: 2008 Document Types: Research Report Policies: Corrections

This review and the broader study that it accompanies examine some of the possible factors behind the failure of many offenders to successfully complete a period of conditional release. It focuses particularly on factors related to releasing decisions and the types of offenders being released on parole, the conditions imposed on the offenders at the time of their release, and the supervision and assistance provided to parolees after their release.

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