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Council of Yukon First Nations hosts training for Gladue report writing – Yukon News

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2017108 Views

CYFN hopes the training will be ongoing help build a reserve of Gladue writers in the Yukon

Organizers of a workshop in Whitehorse that trained participants on writing Gladue reports, which help shape sentencing decisions for Indigenous offenders, are hoping it’s the first step in building a much-needed reserve of Gladue writers in the Yukon.

Facilitated by the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and funded by the justice department, the three-day session, held at a Whitehorse hotel starting Nov. 28, saw approximately a dozen participants learning how to write Gladue reports as well as the history, law and responsibility surrounding them.

Gladue reports are named after a 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision brought on by a Cree woman, Jamie Tanis Gladue, who had pleaded guilty to manslaughter and appealed her sentence. Her appeal forced the court to clarify a section of the Criminal Code that states court must consider all alternatives to jail when sentencing an offender, with “particular attention to the circumstances of Aboriginal offenders.”

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