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Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has introduced a new concept in federal corrections for Aboriginal offenders. "Healing lodges" offer services and programs that reflect Aboriginal culture in a space that incorporates Aboriginal peoples' tradition and beliefs. In the healing lodge, the needs of Aboriginal offenders serving federal sentences are addressed through Aboriginal teachings and ceremonies, contact with Elders and children, and interaction with nature.
This series of handbooks are produced by the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS). They explain the rights women have while in prison, (federal and provincial) and while out on conditional release, and discusses some of the ways women prisoners can exercise their rights and avoid having them restricted further. Another purpose of the handbooks is to aid in the training of prisoner advocates inside and outside prison. Handbooks for women in provincial jails are available for New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan. The handbooks are also available in French.
The John Howard Society is a network of offices across Canada and the Northwest Territories committed to "effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime." They work with people who have come into conflict with the law, advocate for changes in the criminal justice process, engage in public education on matters relating to criminal law and promote crime prevention through community and social development activities. The website provides access to information about the services in each province.
This site is dedicated to the protection and advancement of human rights in Canadian prisons and to promote a culture of respect for the Rule of Law behind prison walls. The primary resource on the site is the electronic edition of Michael Jackson's latest book. The electronic version supplements the printed version by including several additional chapters, further case studies and an expanded commentary on law and policy.
Public Safety Canada was created in 2003 to ensure coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians. Their mandate is to keep Canadians safe from a range of risks such as natural disasters, crime and terrorism. Public Safety Canada works with five agencies and three review bodies, united in a single portfolio and all reporting to the same minister. Areas of concern are national security, border strategies, countering crime and emergency management issues.
St. Leonard’s Society of Canada is a membership-based, charitable organization. The mission of SLSC is to promote a humane and informed justice policy and responsible leadership to foster safe communities. It: i) endorses evidence-based approaches to criminal and social justice; ii) conducts research and develops policy; iii) supports its member affiliates; and iv) advances collaborative relationships and communication among individuals and organizations dedicated to social justice.