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What is trauma-informed justice? Yellowknife lawyer says more people need to know about it – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 2018156 Views

Lawyer Peter Harte says offenders’ decisions and behaviours could be rooted in trauma

Sep 10, 2018

Tune in to CBC NWT’s Facebook live video feed of the trauma-informed justice event on Monday. CBC will be live-streaming it from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT.

A Yellowknife lawyer is trying to raise awareness about trauma and how it affects victims and offenders in the N.W.T.’s criminal justice system.

Peter Harte says trauma-informed justice is needed in the territory, where impacts of the residential school system and high rates of violent crime and addictions are present.

He is heading an event Monday to raise awareness in the territory’s justice system about the topic. Harte said he invited police, Crown prosecutors, clerks, corrections workers and workers at the North Slave Corrections Complex, among many others, to the event.

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