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NCJ Number: 220685 Find in a Library
Title: Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator 2006-2007
Corporate Author: Canada Correctional Investigator
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 105
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Investigator
Ottawa Ontario K1P 6L4, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 978-0-662-46368-9
Sale Source: Canada Correctional Investigator
P.O. Box 3421
Station D
Ottawa Ontario K1P 6L4,
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This annual report identifies barriers to public safety within the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and CSC’s key priorities in delivering the best possible correctional results consistent with its mandates with recommendations from the Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI).
Abstract: Over the years, the Office of the Correctional Investigator (OCI) has identified many barriers that restrict the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC’s) ability to maximize its positive impact on public safety. Some of the 12 barriers identified in this 2006-2007 annual report may relate to the changing offender profile and resource issues. These barriers to public safety include: (1) full implementation of the CSC Mental Health Strategy; (2) full implementation of the CSC Aboriginal Strategy; (3) staff training; (4) program capacity and timely access to programs; (5) security classification and over-classification; (6) professionally accepted standards and health care accreditation; (7) population management; (8) data collection and analysis; (9) communicable diseases and harm reduction initiatives; (10) lessons learned and best practices; (11) unescorted temporary absences and work releases; and (12) human resources issues. The five key priorities of the CSC related to offender concerns and its ongoing response to the death-in-custody are (1) safe transition of eligible offenders into the community, (2) safety and security for staff and offenders in institutions, (3) enhanced capacities to provide effective intervention for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit offenders, (4) improved capacities to address mental health needs of offenders, and (5) strengthened management practices. Over the next year, the OCI intends to focus on the CSC’s progress in addressing its five key priorities, reflecting legislative requirements. The annual report comments on existing and significant barriers to public safety followed by recommendations related to the CSC’s five key priorities. Tables and annex
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Aborigines; Canada; Correctional reform; Corrections annual reports; Corrections management; Foreign correctional systems
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