Rehabilitation starts on day one
Helping inmates prepare for life after prison starts in the very first days of their sentence. Professionals assess inmates to determine problems that need to be addressed, such as substance abuse or family violence. This information is used to develop a Correctional Plan.
All inmates have a Correctional Plan that outlines the programs and activities that will help in their rehabilitation. How well they follow their plan will affect whether or not they are granted conditional release.
Program areas include:
- Living skills
- Violence prevention
- Substance abuse prevention
- Family violence prevention
- Sex offender treatment
- Employment readiness
Programs have also been created to help Aboriginal inmates. These focus on parenting, substance abuse, Aboriginal spirituality, education and training. Aboriginal communities help deliver these programs.
The goal of all programs is to protect society by helping offenders move away from the way of life that got them in trouble in the first place.
Corrections News Releases
Appointment of Ivan Zinger as Correctional Investigator of Canada
January 2, 2018
Statement by Minister Goodale in response to the 2017 Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada
November 21, 2017
New Funding: Reintegration Support and Incarceration Alternatives for Indigenous Offenders
October 16, 2017
- More Corrections News Releases
Corrections Publications and Reports
- Static-99R Coding Rules Revised – 2016
- 2016 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview
- Research Summary - What We Know and Don’t Know About Risk Assessment with Offenders of Indigenous Heritage
- What We Know and Don’t Know About Risk Assessment with Offenders of Indigenous Heritage
- 2015-2016 Evaluation of the Grants Program to National Voluntary Organizations
- More Corrections Publications and Reports
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