Project 2

Project 2

Published on 21 February 2022
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Transcript
00:00
Attempts to solve this issue
00:02
How have people tried to get the government's attention? By going public and doing interviews, people are releasing articles in attempts to educate more people and to raise awareness. So far, these attempts have led to correctional investigators to take this matter more seriously.
00:19
What has the government done? They have offered rehabilitation programs which consequently reduce peoples sentencing and reduce their chances of being re-incarcerated. The programs offered have 3 targets; specific needs of Indigenous convicts consideration of Indigenous culture involvement of Elder’s from the community
00:36
The programs are weekly and have relevant and personable material. People with past traumas ie drinking/drugs. People who have similar offenses (ie sexual assaulting) so that the content being told to them is more relevant. Ex if someone sexually assaulted someone the guidance they require would differ from someone who stabbed someone.
00:53
They teach skills for self monitoring, thinking, society, goals, healing, emotional, reconnection, cognitive behavioural.The categories offered are based on level of more likely to relapse or repeat the offense (low, medium, high) and for sex offenders based on likely to relapse (moderate, high).
01:10
The government places a mandatory amount of sessions depending on which class you attend and the ‘level’ of your offense. If you are considered ‘higher risk’ this would be because it wasn’t an accident, it is likely to happen again, so the judge will sentence you to more sessions that are also more content filled.
01:27
What individuals (Indigenous and allies) are doing to help;
01:28
Lead investigator of this matter (federal corrections investigator) is Ivan Zinger
01:35
CSC (correctional service of Canada) acknowledged the concern (of overrepresentation of Indigenous people) and offers healing lodges to culturally appropriate services for Indigenous inmates
01:50
Non-profit organizations that exist to deal with this issue and how they help
01:54
The First Peoples Justice Centre of Montreal