Too often, the justice system is overloaded as it attempts to address challenges for which it was not designed. As a result, people struggling with poverty, homelessness, mental health issues, and addiction, find themselves in a justice system that cannot provide them with the resources they need.
Outside a busy courtroom, phones ring off the hook, lawyers and their clients stride in and out of the swinging doors.
Every year, on March 20, French-speakers all over the world celebrate their language and their culture, but in Canada being francophone is honoured for a week, from March 20 to 27.
A contemporary form of slavery, human trafficking refers to the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/or exercising control, direction or influence over a person to exploit them, usually sexually, or through forced labour.
Starting on February 1 until April 23, 2018, Justice Michael H. Tulloch will be holding meetings with members of the public to hear about whether carding is an ongoing practice, how it impacts individuals and communities, and what their views are on police interactions and public safety.
Nikki Knows is a grassroots initiative that leverages the lived experiences of criminalized young people to build capacity for social change in and around the Canadian Justice System.
Legal Aid Ontario is planning an organization-wide Prison Law Strategy
Often overlooked, women with disabilities can experience unique types of abuse. According to one study, women with disabilities are two times as likely to report severe physical violence.
November 25 is a day that raises awareness about how women around the world are often subjected to various forms of violence.
The justice system has become a funnel for a wide range of societal problems. In Hamilton, as in other communities, the justice system is overloaded; attempting to deal with challenges for which it was not designed and is not best suited to address.
Part of what access to justice means is making legal services better available to people where they can get to them.