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GLADUE PRINCIPLES: Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian Criminal Justice System
What is Gladue?

“…a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision, handed down on 23 April 1999, which advises that lower courts should consider an Indigenous offender’s background and make sentencing decisions accordingly, based on section 718.2(e) of the Criminal Code.” (Canadian Encyclopedia)

The Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being offers online training in Gladue Principles, a comprehensive examination of Indigenous historical contexts including generational effects of colonization, Section 718.2(e), Gladue court, restorative justice, Gladue in practice and more. This 45 hour, fully online training is essential for anyone working in a criminal justice profession including police, probation and parole, corrections, court workers, lawyers, etc. With no set class times, it is completely flexible and can fit into any schedule. New start dates are available each month.
“I wanted to learn more about the history of Indigenous Peoples and how Indigenous community members are affected by the Canadian Justice System in an effort to look for areas of improvement from a frontline policing perspective. I now have a deeper understanding about intergenerational trauma and the resulting effect on Indigenous community members.

This course increased my awareness of issues faced by Indigenous Peoples who may become involved in the justice system. One of the most rewarding aspects of the course for me was now being able to have meaningful conversations with Indigenous members of my own police service.”

Sean Sussex, Detective Sergeant, London Police Service
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For more information, please email cpsw@wlu.ca

**Funding may be available to cover the cost of this program. Please contact cpsw@wlu.ca before registering**