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Report: Housing Challenges of Edmonton’s Indigenous Youth (2019)

“This modest study has resulted in some significant preliminary insights into the challenges facing Indigenous youth in the Edmonton area who have had exposure to the legal system and have experienced homelessness at key points in their lives. The research team faced a series of challenges in carrying out the project as first envisioned. Issues…

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Report: Housing Challenges of Seniors Leaving Prison (2019)

Full Title: Housing Challenges and Barriers of Senior Adults Being Discharged from Provincial and Federal Correctional Facilities in the Greater Edmonton Area “The results of our qualitative interviews of clients and service providers supports the findings within our literature review of the challenges facing seniors upon release…This research project supports that a lack of shelter…

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Fact Sheet: Solitary Confinement (2019)

Solitary confinement is a form of punishment that separates an inmate from human contact for more than 22 hours a day. A solitary confinement cell typically includes one mattress, one slot in the door for food, one sink and one toilet. Download

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Fact Sheet: Marijuana (2019)

Marijuana is a mixture of dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It contains a psychoactive compound, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)…Decriminalization of cannabis is removing or decreasing the criminal classification of cannabis use. There are pros and cons that come as a result of decriminalizing cannabis. Download  

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Fact Sheet: Just What Are “Halfway Houses”? (2019)

 At its core, a Halfway House is a community- based residential facility (CRF) that serves as a place of transition for offenders who are in the process of returning to live normal lives back within the community at large. These offenders are still under custodial care by Corrections Services Canada (CSC) or the Parole Board…

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Fact Sheet: Extrajudicial Sanctions (2019)

An extrajudicial sanction (EJS) is a more formal extrajudicial measure that is used when the other EJMs are unable to hold a young person accountable for their offence. An EJS can be used before or after the young person is charged. Download  

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