Executive Director's Report 2017-2018The most significant event of the year was clearly Congress 2017, which took place in Toronto from October 25-27. For the first time we created an equal partnership with a government department, the Ontario Ministry of Children…
Conditional sentencing should be retained and enhanced by expanding its availability, increasing available monitoring resources, emphasizing victim-offender mediation, restitution and public education.
Sentences should be based on individual contextual factors relating to each offence, rather than legislated minimum sentences that result in ineffective, expensive, and unduly harsh periods of incarceration.
All ex-offenders should have the right to apply for a pardon or suspension of a criminal record, after having served their full sentence and having spent a definite period of demonstrated crime-free life in the community.
The “Faint Hope Clause” provides a gradual structured release opportunity for those Lifers who have made all the necessary efforts to change their lives and can safely reintegrate into society as law-abiding productive citizens.