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Federal

In recent academic, professional and media conversations regarding pre-trial detention in Canada, a new expression has been taking shape. Specifically, an increasing number of people have claimed that “Bail is Broken” in this country. It is likely safe to assume that the generic reference to ‘bail’ in this context refers not only to the bail process (i.e. the criminal procedure of determining whether an accused detained by the police will be released or formally detained until trial) but also to remand (i.e.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jun. 1, 2015
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  access to justice, Indigenous justice, restorative justice, Victims
Federal

This Research in Brief is based on publicly available data from a number of Justice Canada, Canadian government (federal and provincial/territorial), academic and community organization studies and publications released from 2009 to 2018, as well as information from various media sources. Preliminary findings from a Justice Canada study are also presented.

Last Updated: Sep. 25, 2020
Date Published: Dec. 17, 2018
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Bail, Justice System, Reform, Research
Federal

What we found:

Young people believed that an accused should remain in the community on bail for all types of offences (with some conditions) while awaiting trial instead of being remanded to jail. Youth thought that accused persons should have greater support to help them meet reasonable bail condition, for example, referrals to support services or rides to court.

Last Updated: Nov. 20, 2018
Date Published: Jul. 5, 2018
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
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Keywords:  Young offenders, court decisions, research, justice system, youth, legal issues
Federal

This fact sheet is based on publicly available data from the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) between 2006/2007 and 2016/2017. Data is also presented from the Department of Justice Canada’s Justice Effectiveness 2008 (JE) project that collected data to specifically analyze case processing time and factors that were associated with case processing delays. The JE dataset includes 3,093 criminal cases from five courts in four jurisdictions. The majority (90%) of these cases closed in 2008.

Last Updated: May 17, 2019
Date Published: Apr. 2, 2019
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Courts, Criminal justice, Justice system, Research, Time
Federal

This publication provides in-depth analysis and detailed statistics on a variety of topics and issues related to justice and public safety. Topics include crime, victimization, homicide, civil, family and criminal courts, and correctional services. Issues related to community safety, and perceptions of safety are also covered. The publication is intended for those with an interest in Canada's justice and public safety systems as well as those who plan, establish, administer and evaluate programs and projects related to justice and public safety.

Last Updated: Feb. 23, 2022
Date Published: Nov. 25, 2015
Organization: Statistics Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Correctional services, Courts, Crimes and offences, Justice statistics, Offenders, Sexual assaults
Provincial

This dataset lists the location of Justice Centres/Courts throughout the province.

Last Updated: Sep. 27, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 5, 2018
Organization: Government of Nova Scotia
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Keywords:  justice, justice centres, courts, Government information
Federal

How Does Canada's Court System Work details the different levels of courts that exist within Canada's justice system, the means of organization of the courts and the roles each levels of the judiciary play. It speaks to the alternative methods for dispute resolution that exist including Sentencing Circles for Indigenous communities and Alternative Dispute Resolution. The most current update to the publication addresses the Judiciary and the work being done to improve the Bilingual Biystemism (the coexistence of civil and common law systems in English and French) specifically in the Superior Courts. There has been a list of commonly used terms added and defined in plain language to improve accessibility.

Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2022
Date Published: Jan. 1, 2015
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Department of Justice, Canada's Court System, Bilingualism, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Federal

This report presents findings on the representation and outcomes of Indigenous people as accused in Canadian criminal courts. This is the first time that national statistics on Indigenous accused in criminal courts are reported in Canada. This study addresses four key objectives:

Identify whether the criminal court process itself contributes to the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system (CJS);

Identify disproportionality in court outcomes of Indigenous accused, compared to White accused, at key stages/decision points of the criminal court process;

Identify whether other sociodemographic variables (e.g., sex and age group) affect the level of disproportionate outcomes experienced by Indigenous people at key stages/decision points of the criminal court process; and,

Identify areas that warrant further exploration and data development. This study was a collaborative effort between the Research and Statistics Division at the Department of Justice Canada and the Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics at Statistics Canada.

Last Updated: Apr. 21, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 29, 2021
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  criminal justice system, court outcomes, Indigenous people, sentencing outcomes, Indigenous Justice, Indigenous overrepresentation
Federal

This fact sheet is based on data obtained through special request to Correctional Services Canada (CSC) and Statistics Canada (Census). It examines the numbers and rate of federal adult offenders in custody supervision over time, and draws comparisons between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups. Trend analyses were based on data [points from the last three sentence years (2009, 2011, 2016).

Last Updated: Sep. 25, 2020
Date Published: Mar. 1, 2018
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: PDF HTML
Keywords:  Justice system, Research, Consultations, Legal issues, Demographic statistics, Correctional institutions
Federal

The courts are a pillar of Canada’s democracy, an essential service to Canadians, and a critical support to economic activity. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, courts were forced to significantly curtail operations in response to physical distancing and other public health and safety requirements. That is why the Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Chief Justice of Canada and Chairperson of the Canadian Judicial Council, and the Honorable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, established an Action Committee on Court Operations in Response to COVID-19. The Action Committee provides national leadership to support the work of provincial and territorial governments, individual courts, and court administrators in progressively restoring the full operation of Canada’s courts while ensuring the safety of court users and staff.

Last Updated: Sep. 12, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 8, 2020
Organization: Department of Justice Canada
Formats: HTML
Keywords:  Courts, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Temporary measures, Justice system, Legal services
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