Source: (2001) Research and Statistics Division. Department of Justice Canada. Downloaded 14 May 2003.

This document is a companion to the Directory of Research, which is, as it sounds, a directory of research that is underway in the Research and Statistics Division of the Department of Justice in Canada. This edition of Lessons Learned is the first; in the future it will be published at the end of each year. It will provide a synthesis of some of the lessons learned from research over the previous year with respect to ideas, themes, findings, new insights, theories, and concepts. The document is organized in the following policy-related themes: access to justice; environmental analysis; building a costing capacity; family violence; sentencing; community and restorative justice; Northern justice issues; and the dissemination of research results. Within each theme, the main sections include an introduction, a review of relevant documents, lessons learned, and future initiatives.