ERIC Number: ED363457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Task Force on Aboriginal Peoples in Federal Corrections. Final Report.
Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ottawa (Ontario).
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Canadian Task Force on the Reintegration of Aboriginal Offenders as Law-Abiding Citizens. This task force was established in March 1987 by the Canadian federal government to examine and recommend changes for improving services to help incarcerated Aboriginals achieve successful social reintegration. Eight chapters cover the following: (1) organization and responsibilities of task-force participants and the principles guiding their recommendations; (2) importance of increasing Aboriginal participation and control over correctional programs; (3) correctional and parole process and the role of various agencies, social services, and educational programs in serving Aboriginal offenders; (4) description of Aboriginal inmates in terms of regional distribution, distribution by security level of holding institutions, and other variables; (5) issues concerning the case management of Aboriginal offenders such as case decision making, the use of elders as assessors, cultural and spiritual issues, the need for indigenous personnel within the correctional system, and the role of the police; (6) prerelease programs, substance abuse treatment, postrelease facilities, and other services relevant to Aboriginal offenders; (7) diversity of Aboriginal communities and factors that may enhance or inhibit a community's capacity to accept released offenders; and (8) summary of task-force recommendations. Appendices include a list of institutions and organizations consulted, mission statements of the Correctional Service of Canada and the National Parole Board, and a bibliography. (LP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada