New brochure addresses access to justice issues

Two percent of Ontario’s population is made up of Aboriginal people, yet they represent 22 per cent of inmates in both federal and provincial correctional institutes in the province.

As part of its Aboriginal Justice Strategy, LAO has produced a unique new brochure to address these and other access to justice issues. “Why is it important to identify yourself as Aboriginal to your lawyer” is aimed in part at addressing the problem of overrepresentation of Aboriginals in the Canadian criminal justice and prison systems.

Full article at Legal Aid Ontario.

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