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Since November 2017, SLSC has been pleased to be a part of the Coalition on Reforming Segregation in Ontario’s Correctional Institutions (the Coalition) along with other community stakeholders that are concerned with supporting the health and well-being of people who are incarcerated by promoting mental health, health equity and restorative justice. The Coalition is working to call attention to the damaging practice of segregation and to the immediate reforms needed to mitigate associated harms across provincial correctional facilities for incarcerated persons. Most recently, its members engaged with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) to discuss Bill 6: Correctional Services and Reintegration Act, 2018. The link above is to a letter sent from the Coalition to the representatives from MCSCS who met with the coalition provides more details of the work of the Coalition, and thanks the representatives for the opportunity to consult and engage on this important issue. Further, the Coalition prepared a ‘Key Messages’ document as part of our consultation efforts, which is also included above.
Coalition on Reforming Segregation in Ontario: Letter to MCSCS
Coalition on Reforming Segregation in Ontario: Key Messages

Press Releases

SLSC Response to Office of The Correctional Investigator (OCI) & Canadian Human Rights Commission’s (CHRC) Joint Report Aging and Dying in Prison (February 2019)
Oct 2018 St Leonard’s Society of Canada_Press Release (October 2018)
NCSA_Open Letter (October 2018)

LifeLine Press Release (April 2012)

Community Corrections Links

National Parole Board (Canada)

Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada Research Publications

Public Safety Canada

The National Associations Active in Criminal Justice

Restorative Justice Links

Chilliwack Restorative Justice and Youth Diversion Association

Mediate

Restorative Justice at CSC

Restorative Justice (Public Safety Canada)