A new discussion paper Reducing Recidivism: Shifting the Paradigm to Invest in Community (PDF) was released today by the National Associations Active in Criminal Justice. (CFSC is an active member and participated alongside other members in the work to draft this paper.)
The paper highlights that recidivism (committing a crime again after having being previously found guilty of a crime) happens in communities. It goes on to suggest many ways to reduce recidivism through changing where investments are made.
Among others, the paper has been shared with the Minister of Public Safety Canada and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Canada. It was produced to support the development of a meaningful and comprehensive Canadian framework that will reduce crime and the harms it causes to individuals and communities (PDF).
The paper includes statements about one of CFSC’s current priorities—children of incarcerated parents—and also about the value of lived experience.
Download Reducing Recidivism: Shifting the Paradigm to Invest in Community (PDF). Learn more about CFSC’s criminal justice work.