May 10: Information session on trauma informed responses within the criminal justice system, Thunder Bay

April 24, 2018

Information from Northwestern Ontarion Women's Centre: In recognition of Elizabeth Fry week (May 7-13th 2018), the Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre and the Cross-Over Youth Committee of Thunder Bay would like to invite you to a FREE community information session regarding trauma informed responses within the criminal justice system.

What is a trauma informed approach? Can it be applied to the criminal justice system? How might a trauma informed approach reduce re-victimization and criminalization of women and their families?

  • Which trauma informed approaches are currently being used with women and their families involved in the criminal justice system (CJS)?
  • What can be done to improve the response of the CJS in the short term?
  • What are the long term systemic changes that need to happen to integrate a trauma informed approach into the CJS?
  • time for questions

The Panel:

  • Tiffany Boisvert (Assistant Crown Attorney - Office of the Crown Attorney - Thunder Bay)
  • Kate Brindley (Criminal Defence Lawyer - Atwood Labine Law Office; board member - Elizabeth Fry Society)
  • Brenda Cryderman (Director of Services, Creighton Youth Services)
  • Roseanna Hudson (Coordinator of Justice Services - Indigenous Friendship Centre)
  • Moderated by Gwen O'Reilly - (Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre)

This session is FREE and open to ALL. Space is limited; reservations required.

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Event Information:

When: Thursday May 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St. S., Thunder Bay

Reservations required: (807) 345-7802 / e:

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