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Young people identified overrepresentation of the Indigenous population in Canada’s Criminal Justice System (CJS) as unfair, and largely a result of societal discrimination as well as systemic discrimination in the justice system. They also felt that it was symptomatic of the poverty and intergenerational trauma affecting Indigenous communities.

Last Updated: Nov. 22, 2018
Date Published: Jul. 5, 2018
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
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Keywords:  Young offenders, Aboriginal affairs, Aboriginal peoples, Aboriginal youth, Criminal justice, Legal issues, Research
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This literature review addresses the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the Canadian criminal justice system. It examines the extent of overrepresentation, its underlying causes, and some initiatives taken to address the issue. The report also identifies gaps in the efforts to address overrepresentation and suggests potential ways to mitigate the problem. Understanding overrepresentation along these lines should provide policy makers and program managers with useful information to assist in their work.

Last Updated: Jul. 23, 2021
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2019
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
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Keywords:  Department of Justice, Access to Information, Canada's System of Justice, Criminal Justice, Indigenous Justice, Indigenous overrepresentation, Colonialism, Systemic Discrimination, Socio-economic Marginalization
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Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada's criminal justice system as both victims and offenders. National data on Indigenous people in the criminal justice system includes data on self-reported victimization , police-reported homicide, and provincial/territorial and federal custody. In 2014/2015, Indigenous adults accounted for 26% of provincial/territorial custody admissions and 25% of the in-custody federal offender population. The proportion of Indigenous adults in custody was about 9 times higher than their representation in the adult population (3%).

Last Updated: Feb. 22, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 2, 2017
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
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Keywords:  Department of Justice, Access to Information, Canada's System of Justice, Criminality, Indigenous Justice, Indigenous overrepresentation
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Indigenous people are overrepresented in Canada's criminal justice system as both victims and as people accused or convicted of crime. There are only a few national data sources that provide criminal justice statistics disaggregated by Indigenous identity. National data that does exist to identify Indigenous people in the criminal justice system include the General Social Survey (GSS) on self-reported victimization, police-reported homicide statistics, and data on provincial/territorial and federal custody. This fact sheet uses data from the 2014 General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization.

Last Updated: Sep. 25, 2020
Date Published: May 1, 2019
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Justice System, Indigenous Justice, Indigenous overrepresentation, Victims, Criminal Justice, Statistics, Women, Youth
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From 2016 to 2019, the Department of Justice Canada reached out to young Canadians for their views on justice issues. The youth selected for these youth engagement projects were not provided with specialized training or information, but their opinions and perspectives on justice issues can inform policy decisions, including public information campaigns.

Last Updated: Aug. 25, 2020
Date Published: Nov. 4, 2019
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Youth, Criminal Justice, Justice System, Legal information, Surveys, Mental Health, Addiction, Partnerships
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The Department of Justice Canada (JUS) began a review of the criminal justice system (CJS) in 2015 to support the mandate of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (Office of the Prime Minister, 2015). The performance of the system was a key focus. The State of the Criminal Justice System Framework (the Framework) was developed by JUS as the first performance monitoring framework for Canada’s CJS. The purpose of the Framework is to increase our overall ability to monitor, and therefore understand, how the CJS is doing in terms of achieving its multifaceted objectives.

Last Updated: Sep. 14, 2020
Date Published: Sep. 9, 2020
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Criminal Justice, Justice System, Research, Performance monitoring framework
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Young people believed it is very important to measure the performance of the criminal justice system (CJS). They indicated that they wanted to know if the CJS effectively deters crime and keeps Canadians safe, treats people fairly and equitably, and holds offenders accountable for their actions.

Last Updated: Nov. 21, 2018
Date Published: Jun. 1, 2018
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Justice system, Research, Consultations, Legal issues, Performance indicators, criminal justice
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Recidivism is the act of committing another crime or coming into conflict with the criminal justice system (CJS) again. It is an important measure of the effectiveness of CJS efforts to promote rehabilitation, reintegration, and public safety.

This fact sheet is based on publicly available data from the provincial governments of Ontario and Québec, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Public Safety Canada (PSC), and Statistics Canada. The data were collected from 2001 to 2016.

Last Updated: Jun. 14, 2021
Date Published: Aug. 31, 2020
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Criminal Justice System, Recidivism, Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice, JustFacts
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As part of the new initiative on Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is partnering with community-based organizations, researchers and others in Black communities to generate new evidence on culturally focused programs and interventions that address mental health and its determinants for Black Canadians. This work will include supporting the implementation of this initiative by also undertaking knowledge development and capacity building efforts. The new information and evidence produced by projects under the Mental Health of Black Canadians program will be shared as it becomes available.

Last Updated: Nov. 5, 2021
Date Published: Apr. 16, 2021
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
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Keywords:  Promoting, Health, Equity, Mental, Black, Canadians, Fund, Public, Agenc
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Positive relationships play an important role in the mental health and well-being of youth. These include relationships with family and peers, and in schools and communities. Persistent negative thoughts and feelings may be related to poor mental health and well-being.

Last Updated: Jan. 24, 2020
Date Published: Jun. 5, 2018
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Youth, mental health, relationships, sad, negative thoughts, feelings
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