Should Alberta Have a Mental Health Court?
Original air date: August 8, 2011. Posted with the permission of ACCESS TV and Alberta Primetime. “Mental health courts have the power to order treatment in cases where mental health issues are the likely cause of criminal behavior and they already operate in provinces like Ontario and B.C. “Some say mental health courts reduce the…Read More
Crowded Alberta Prisons
May 26, 2011– John Howard Society of Alberta Executive Director Chris Hay appeared with retired criminologist Keith Spencer on ACCESS Television’s public affairs program “Alberta Primetime” to discuss crowding in Alberta’s prisons. The video is in two parts.(Our thanks to ACCESS Television and Alberta Primetime for permission to post these videos.) Part 1 of 2…Read More
Police Community Relations
Broadcast June 28, 2011. Clip courtesy ACCESS Television. From their site: “The murders of young Somali men in Alberta are a community tragedy and a public safety concern. Most remain unsolved, and tense frustration among Somalis and authorities is running high. Somali leaders say they are working on solutions within their community, but they’re also…Read More