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Indigenous people and legal problem resolution

This report is one in a series of Australian reports published on the various types of barriers faced by Indigenous people facing legal problems. Using data from a previous nation-wide survey on civil legal needs, researchers found that Indigenous people are far more likely than others to have unresolved crime problems, and also the highest […]

Available in:

English

Author(s):

McDonald, Hugh McIntosh; Wei, Zhigang

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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The Digital Divide: Access to digital technology for people in custody

This Australian report canvasses the level of technology available to people in Australia. Western Australia’s Inspector of Custodial Services views technology for inmates as an important component to eventual reintegration, as it provides enhanced opportunities for education and also improves people’s ability to stay in touch with friends and family. However, their review concludes that […]

Available in:

English

Author(s):

Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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The Law Foundation of Ontario Connecting Region: Final Evaluation Report

This report summarizes the findings of an evaluation commissioned by the Law Foundation of Ontario on three projects they funded to help build the capacity of community workers to support people with legal problems. The projects aimed to improve access to justice for people who do not speak English or French, or who live in […]

Available in:

English

Produced by:

CAP Consulting

Author(s):

Alcalde, Judit; Hayward, Karen

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Trusted Help: The role of community workers as trusted intermediaries who help people with legal problems

In 2016, the Law Foundation of Ontario retained a team of access to justice researchers to look into the scope of what community workers do to help advance access to justice for their clients. The Foundation’s goal was to learn how to better support community workers doing this work.

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English

Author(s):

Mathews, Julie; Cohl, Karen; Thomson, George; Smith, Carol Lee; Lassonde, Julie

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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A Journey to ReconciliAction: Calls to Action Report

This report describes an Indigenous justice initiative intended to build and strengthen relationships between a community legal clinic in Hamilton and the Indigenous community. The report also contains 16 recommendations for the clinic’s practice and outreach informed by 14 Calls to Action from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee. By sharing the report, the clinic aims […]

Available in:

English

Author(s):

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Accessible written information resources for adults with intellectual disability: compiling the evidence to inform good practice

This Australian report discusses the need to make written information sources more acceptable for adults with intellectual disabilities. The report discusses research being conducted by three Australian universities to investigate what constitutes truly accessible written information, and how such resources might be produced. The preliminary project report outlines: “1. The issues that need to be […]

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Scope

Author(s):

Anderson, J. et al

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Alaska’s justice ecosystem: Building a partnership of providers

This report, prepared by a self-represented litigants’ network in Alaska, outlines a “story map” of Alaska’s civil justice ecosystem. It is written in the context that we know that civil legal issues rarely arise in isolation, but are often affected and complicated by medical and mental health challenges, domestic violence, homelessness, and poverty. The report […]

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English

Author(s):

Marz, Stacey; Kimmel, Mara; Willis, Miguel

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Violence against women in CALD communities: Understandings and actions to prevent violence against women in CALD communities

This report summarizes the interim outcomes of a 10 year project that aims for primary prevention of violence against women in culturally and linguistically distinct (CALD) communities in Australia. It calls for a highly coordinated approach to preventing violence against women, while recognizing the need to tailor interventions at the community and local level. The […]

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English

Author(s):

Australian Government Department of Social Services; AMES Australia

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Don’t smoke, don’t be poor, read before signing: Linking health literacy and legal capability

This discussion paper aims to shares ideas and promising practices from health literacy and promotion work share information about health literacy practices with public legal education providers in order to help improve the legal capability of vulnerable people in Ontario.

Available in:

English

Author(s):

Community Legal Education Ontario

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Health Inequality and Access to Justice: Young People, Mental Health and Legal Issues

This report describes research on the links between mental health, everyday legal problems related to social welfare, and legal capability, as they relate to marginalized youth. Researchers found that young people not in education, employment, or training were between twice and five times as likely to experience mental health problems than other young people. Moreover, […]

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Youth Access

Author(s):

Balmer, Nigel J.; Pleasance, Pascoe; Hagell, Ann

Produced/Updated In:

2015