Women offenders

Women offenders

Creating choices: the report of the task force on federally sentenced women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Correctional Services of Canada, Task Force on Federally Sentenced Women
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the correctional management of federally sentenced women from the commencement of sentence to the date of release to develop a plan which will guide and direct the process in a manner that is responsive to the unique and special needs of this group. Focuses on the voices of women prisoners and employs a women centred approach. Concludes by devising a set of principles meant to initiate institutional change. Principles include: empowerment, meaningful and responsible choices, respect and dignity, a supportive environment, and shared responsibility.

Exemplary community programs for federally sentenced women: a literature review

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English
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Online
Author: 
Mia Dauvergne-Latimer
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews literature relating to community programs available to federally sentenced women (FSW) upon release from prison. Examines resources and services across Canada and the United States and identifies exemplary programs available to FSW. Also discusses several research studies which indicate the needs and risks of female offenders and recommend effective programming strategies which promote successful reintegration. Reveals that while the needs and risks of women re-entering society are well known, programming for women remains culturally insensitive, scarce in its availability and accessibility, and formulated primarily to suit the needs of male clientele. Concludes by recommending alternatives to address this.

Federally sentenced women on conditional release: a survey of community supervisors

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English
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Online
Author: 
Lana E. Hoffman
Moira A. Law
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores services needed and used by Federally Sentenced Women (FSW)once released into the community. Survey information was gathered from community supervisors concerning several aspects of the FSW's life in the community including community supervision process, programs/services which currently exist and are being used by FSW such as substance abuse programs or anger management classes, and community program/services which are recommended for FSW in the future. Existing programs were examined for variety, type, funding and utilization of these programs. Concludes with recommendations for programming based on survey findings.

Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Fosters the dignity and worth of women who come into conflict with the law and help them live as valued members of their communities. Offers Aboriginal Women's Program encouraging aboriginal women to reconnect with their culture. Also offers courty support through Courtwork Program, Prison Liaison, Changing Paths... Life Skills Program, Private Home Placement for federally sentenced women who are on day parole, Shoplifting Program, and one-on-one counselling and crisis intervention.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(780) 421-1175 (Main office)
Email Address: 
admin@elizabethfry.ab.ca
Fax Number: 
(780) 425-8989 (Main office)
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-866-421-1175
Street Address: 
10523 - 100 Avenue
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5J 0A8
Internal Notes : 
Multiple Email found: "admin@elizabethfry.ab.ca and director@elizabethfry.ab.ca" Multiple Fax found: "(780) 425-8989 (Main office) and (780) 427-2681 (Court office)" Multiple Primary found: "(780) 421-1175 (Main office) and (780) 422-4775 (Court office)"

Women inmates and HIV/AIDS

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publisher: 
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Addresses issues women inmates face in the context of HIV/AIDS. Includes recommendations on the implementation of education and prevention programs targeted specifically to female prisoners.

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

The risky business of risk assessment

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English
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Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Highlights some of the major challenges and critical issues regarding the use of actuarial risk assessment tools and procedures, designed for adults, on criminalized young women. States that the use of these tools can be used only after these young women have been assessed or categorized on the basis of their respective degrees of disadvantage and marginalization.

Release housing program for women: a supportive housing strategy for prisoners released from the Burnaby Correctional Centre for

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Mary Lasovich
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies the housing needs of women released from the Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women (BCCW), and suggests how these needs could be met. Makes recommendations which build the framework for a coordinated response to community re-entry housing, referred to as "release housing" for homeless ex-prisoners.

The lived experience of discrimination: Aboriginal women who are federally sentenced

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Patricia Monture-Angus
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines how the on-going failure of the Canadian correctional system to consider the structure and impact of the system on Aboriginal women, over-represented in Canadian correctional facilities, results in continued disadvantage and discrimination.

Report on the literacy needs of women in conflict with the law

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Barbara MacDonald
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the links between illiteracy, poverty and crime among women, as well as the special needs of women in conflict with the law in regards to literacy training.

Labelling young women as violent: vilification of the most vulnerable

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English
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Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the factors contributing to the reality that poor, young, racialized women and girls are among the fastest growing prison populations world-wide and that too many imprisoned women and girls are over-classified in terms of their security risks to the general public.

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