“The very first thing people need to know is that Gladue isn’t a ‘get out of jail free’ card. Gladue reports are about restorative justice and healing.” ~ Mary Bird
Aboriginals make up 4% of the Canadian population and 23.2% of the federal penitentiary system. Jonathan Rudin, renowned in his work speaks, about Gladue reports and what the hiring of Gladue writers will mean for Sault Ste. Marie and Northeastern Ontario.
“Gladue workers are very needed in the Algoma District,” commented Linda Beam-Senecal, Native Liaison Worker with the Algoma Remand and Treatment Centre. “I’m very happy that Aboriginal Legal Services have received that funding and are able to provided services. They are the leaders in Gladue report writing.”