Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN):
The CFCN “focuses on families, children and friends who have someone they care about in jail.” Its mission is to “build stronger and safer communities by assisting families affected by criminal behaviour, incarceration and reintegration.”
Cannabis Laws and Regulations:
What is the current status of cannabis laws? The Government of Canada’s website provides information on cannabis laws in provinces and territories and the task force on Cannabis Regulation and keeps you updated on the current status of laws, enforcement and consumption control.
Department of Justice of Canada:
The Department of Justice carries out multiple roles within the Government of Canada and oversees “various matters related to the administration of justice that fall within the federal domain.” It is also a “provider of a range of legal advisory, litigation, and legislative services to government departments and agencies.”
“Innocence Canada is a Canadian, non-profit organization that was founded in 1993 and incorporated in 2000. Innocence Canada’s mandate is to identify, advocate for, and exonerate individuals who have been convicted of a crime they did not commit and to prevent wrongful convictions through legal education and reform.”
LAC’s Library Catalogue:
“Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is a key resource for all Canadians who wish to gain a better understanding of who they are, individually and collectively. LAC acquires, processes, preserves and provides access to our documentary heritage and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.”
Le droit criminel, c’est quoi?
Saviez-vous c’est quoi le droit criminel et comment se déroule le procès criminel? “Le droit criminel est très important puisqu’il interdit les gestes qui vont contre les valeurs fondamentales de notre société, comme le meurtre et le vol.”
Les causes en bref – Cour suprême du Canada:
“Les causes en bref sont des courts résumés rédigés dans un langage accessible afin de permettre à toutes les personnes qui désirent de se renseigner sur les règles de droit qui ont une incidence sur elles.”
Restorative Justice is “an approach to justice that focuses on addressing the harm caused by crime while holding the offender responsible for their actions, which gives an opportunity to the parties affected by the crime to identify and address their needs in the aftermath of a crime. This approach is based on an understanding that crime is a violation of people and relationships.”
The Criminal Code of Canada:
Click here to access an online version of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Transforming the Criminal Justice System:
“Despite many strengths, there are ways Canada’s justice system needs to change to ensure long-term safety and justice for all Canadians.” Some of the challenges include system delays and inefficiencies, less discretion for judges, a low rate of sexual assault reporting and an overrepresentation of Indigenous Peoples.
How can victims of a crime be given a more effective voice in the criminal justice system? What are some important issues to victims of crimes?
What is the youth justice system and how does it function? How can we ensure a fair and effective youth justice system?