Corrections and Criminal Justice Speakers' Series 2009

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					     Corrections and Criminal Justice Speakers’ Series 2009
                              Presented by Public Safety Canada and
               the Ryerson University Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Corrections and criminal justice issues get a lot of press. This speaker series examines the
complexities that surround these issues. Join the discussion with experts in the field about
issues that matter to you and your community.




 NEW DIRECTIONS, REAL ALTERNATIVES: ABORIGINAL PEOPLE, COURTS
 AND CORRECTIONS IN TORONTO

 While forming only 2.8% of Canada’s adult population, Aboriginal offenders make
 up 18% of federal penitentiary inmates. That number rises to 28.5% for female
 Aboriginal offenders. This panel will examine current and concrete strategies to
 reduce the over-incarceration of Aboriginal men and women, including through
 innovative approaches like Toronto’s Aboriginal Persons Court (“Gladue Court”).

 Speakers:

 Opening Prayer – Elder ANDREW WESLEY

 The Honourable Madam Justice REBECCA SHAMAI
 Ontario Court of Justice

 Mr. JONATHAN RUDIN
 Program Director, Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto

 Mr. JOHL RINGUETTE
 Gladue Aftercare Worker, Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto

 Dr. SCOTT CLARK
 Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Ryerson
 University

 When:
 Tuesday, February 10, 2009             13:00 – 15:00

 Location:
 Thomas Lounge, Oakham House, Ryerson University, 63 Gould St, Toronto
 Light refreshments will be served at 12:45