Source: (2002) Aboriginal Peoples Collection. Aboriginal Corrections Unit. Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada.

Many people – some paid, some volunteer – from First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada work with offenders and with youth at risk to reduce and prevent crime. In February 2002 some of those people gathered at Goodstoney First Nation in Alberta to talk about what people, especially offenders, can do to lower the numbers of Aboriginal offenders in the future. The meeting was convened by the Aboriginal Corrections Policy Unit of the Solicitor General of Canada. This document consists of a collection of thoughts, from those who attended, on offenders as a resource for keeping young people from coming into conflict with the justice system. It also includes descriptions of some programs in this area.


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