October 18: Free Session on Criminal Law

When: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Malvern Public Library, 30 Sewells Road, Toronto, ON M1B 3G5, Scarborough

What happens when you get arrested? What are the court procedures involved? Who are the players present, and what options do you have? Who represents you and what are your recourses?

Posted:
October 13, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Ontario won't fix its jails until it fixes bail

In this opinion piece, John Michael McGrath says the province must end its overreliance on pre-trial incarceration: More than 60 per cent of the people currently in jail are simply awaiting trial.

Posted:
October 12, 2017
Article source:
TVO.org

Ban 'dungeon' for Ontario inmates in solitary confinement, prisons adviser urges

A recent report on correctional reform by Howard Sapers includes four photos of recreational space partitioned into makeshift pens, whose use Sapers refers to as "troubling" in the report.

Posted:
October 11, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Number of women in federal prisons is up, and advocates think they know why

When community services lag, more women turn to crime, according to Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.

Posted:
October 11, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Government of Ontario Expanding Worker Protections for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence

Ontario is proposing a job-protected leave of absence when a worker or their child has experienced or is threatened with domestic or sexual violence.

Posted:
October 06, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Sexual assault reporting goes online in Windsor

The Windsor Police Service has launched a website that allows any victim who meets three basic criteria to notify the police about what happened.

Posted:
October 04, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Why people are dying in Ontario jails and what we need to do about it: Howard Sapers

More than 150 people have died in Ontario jails over the past decade.

Posted:
October 04, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

People with mental illness too often landing in prison instead of hospitals, experts say

The misconception lingers that a "not criminally responsible" ruling is a "get out of jail free" card.

Posted:
October 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

'It shouldn't be part of the job' - CUPE campaigns against workplace violence in hospitals

Incidents at Sudbury's Health Sciences North have included physical and verbal threats, sexual assault, and other disorderly conduct.

Posted:
October 02, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario invests $18M in 45 projects to help end human trafficking

The Ontario government has announced funding for 45 projects to help end human trafficking and support survivors.

Posted:
October 02, 2017
Article source:
Global News