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Please note that the Open Information Portal contains a sample of government of Canada publications and information resources. For more resources, please visit Government of Canada Publications and Library and Archives Canada.

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    2016 National Justice Survey: Canada's Criminal Justice System: Synthesis Report

    To inform policy development, public engagement and communications, and to support its mandate, the Department of Justice commissions periodic national surveys to understand Canadians’ perceptions, understanding, and priorities on justice-related issues. Specifically, the study measures...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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    • DOC
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    Research in Brief - Restorative Justice

    Restorative Justice (RJ) is an approach to justice that focuses on addressing the harm caused by crime while holding the offender responsible for his or her actions, by providing an opportunity for those directly affected by crime – victims, offenders and communities – to identify and address...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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    Internal Audits 2008

    The mandate of Justice Canada’s internal audit function is to help Justice Canada achieve its strategic outcomes by using a systematic and disciplined approach to assess and contribute to the continuous improvement of its risk management, internal control, and governance processes.The objective...
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    Department of Justice Canada
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    Research at a Glance: National Justice Survey 2017- Restorative Justice

    Canadians indicated that they are not very familiar with restorative justice (RJ), but after receiving an explanation, the majority of Canadians support the use of RJ and see the process as an effective way to repair the harms caused by crime. What we also found: Most Canadians (87%) indicated...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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    • PDF
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    Canada's System of Justice

    This publication provides Canadians with a generalized view of how Canada's Justice System works. Specifically, it defines the differences between public and private law, how laws are kept up to date and the role that the Canadian Constitution in defining the fundamental rules and principles that...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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    • PDF
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    Principles of Restorative Justice

    The following concepts detailed in the publication were taken from an article written by Howard Zehr and Henry Mika, (1998),"Fundamental Concepts in Restorative Justice", in Contemporary Justice Review, Vol. 1. At the primary level, restorative justice in Canada is guided by recognizing the need...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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    Canada's Court System

    How Does Canada's Court System Work details the different levels of courts that exist within Canada's justice system, the means of organization of the courts and the roles each levels of the judiciary play. It speaks to the alternative methods for dispute resolution that exist including...
    Organization:
    Department of Justice Canada
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    • PDF
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    Official Languages Annual Report

    Promoting bilingualism and the development of official language minority communities in Canada are key elements of our success. This report presents several of the actions taken by the Government of Canada, through its federal institutions in 2015–16 to achieve these goals.
    Organization:
    Canadian Heritage
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