Source: (2002) Ottawa: Correctional Service of Canada.

In Canada, legislation governing federal corrections promotes the involvement of Aboriginal communities in the correctional process. Specifically, with the aim of culturally relevant and effective correctional services, two sections of the pertinent legislation (the Corrections and Conditional Release Act – CCRA) provide a framework for Aboriginal alternatives to incarceration and for Aboriginal parole supervision. The purpose of this booklet is to assist Aboriginal communities in becoming partners in the care and custody of Aboriginal offenders and in the provision of correctional services. The booklet contains the two sections of the CCRA, an explanation of the rationale for them, and issues for Aboriginal communities to consider in becoming partners with the Correctional Service of Canada.

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