Statistics Canada's Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics (CCJCSS) is currently in the process of developing a Corrections Disaggregated Data and Analysis Strategy: Representation of Indigenous and Racialized Groups in Canada's Correctional Systems. The strategy under development aims to build on previous work done at CCJCSS in areas related to, for instance, examining the characteristics of persons in custody and under community supervision in order to identify populations that are over-represented in correctional systems across Canada. It will take full advantage of the new Canadian Correctional Services Survey (CCSS) currently being developed. The CCSS will collect microdata on adults and youth under the responsibility of the federal and provincial/territorial correctional systems and is currently implemented in six provinces. Data include socio-demographic characteristics (e.g. age, Indigenous identity) as well as information pertaining to correctional supervision, including admissions and releases by legal hold status (e.g. remand, sentenced, probation).
The strategy is being developed in response to growing interest in and demands for information and disaggregated data in order to better understand the experiences of Indigenous and racialized identity groups in terms of their interactions and involvement with correctional systems and the criminal justice system across the country. In this regard, it also aims to better inform decision-making related to criminal justice and correctional policy as well as program design and delivery.
This engagement initiative is open to all interested parties. Individuals and organizations are invited to review and provide feedback. Participate in the engagement on Corrections Disaggregated Data and Analysis Strategy: Representation of Indigenous and Racialized Groups in Canada's Correctional Systems by sending an email to the following address: email@example.com.
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This engagement activity is ongoing. Results will be published online when available.