October 18-19: Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention conference

When: October 18-19, 2017

Where: London, Ontario

Luke's Place will facilitate a workshop on using technology to support survivors and advocates in rural and remote communities.

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
Luke's Place

Canada's prison agency closes in on new solitary confinement rules

While the proposals don't come close to satisfying long-standing demands placed on the agency by watchdogs and prisoner-rights groups, they would significantly alter segregation methods.

Posted:
May 23, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Calgary begins Canada's first external audit of sexual-assault case files

The initiative will involve representatives of local sex-assault centres, medical staff, and an official with Alberta's Ministry of the Status of Women.

Posted:
May 19, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario Passes Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada, accounting for roughly 69 per cent of police-reported cases nationally in 2015.

Posted:
May 19, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

MMIW inquiry failing families, says Native Women's Association

Since the national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women officially launched last September, criticisms have been mounting, and many families have lost faith in the inquiry.

Posted:
May 17, 2017
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Judicial council fears 'special interest groups' shaping sexual assault training

The Canadian Judicial Council is concerned that if sexual assault survivors help develop training for judges, it could interfere with the independence of those on the bench.

Posted:
May 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

OCA rules on search and seizure

Criminal defence lawyers say the decision has important implications for search and seizure law and when a spouse can waive the privacy rights of an accused person in a jointly owned residence.

Posted:
May 16, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Empowering Resilience for Victims & Survivors of Child Abuse June 1, 2017

June 1st, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 PM EST

Register online at: http://www.meetview.com/globalclass20170601/

The Victim Justice Network (VJN) in collaboration with Durham College presents a Live Stream Education Global Classroom event on the discussion topic: Empowering Resilience for Victims & Survivors of Child Abuse on June 1st, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM EST. This event is part of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2017. Register today at: http://www.theglobalclass.org/resilience1.html

Posted:
May 16, 2017
Article source:
Victim Justice Network

Register today for an upcoming webinar - Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Ontario's ILA Pilot Program

When: May 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Where: Online

May 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series reviews the pilot program that provides free independent legal advice (ILA), for survivors of recent and older cases of sexual assault.  This webinar covers who can get free legal advice and what questions a lawyer can help with.  METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, co-presents with sexual assault lawyer, Karen Bellehumeur of Jellinek Law Office, Toronto/London.

Posted:
May 16, 2017
Article source:
METRAC

Opinion: Canada should introduce needle programs for prisoners

17 per cent of men and 14 per cent of women in prison reported injecting drugs in the past 6 months, yet there is little or no access to sterile injection equipment in prisons.

Posted:
May 15, 2017
Article source:
Montreal Gazette