Family Violence Initiative
COMPENDIUM OF PROMISING PRACTICES TO REDUCE VIOLENCE AND INCREASE SAFETY OF ABORIGINAL WOMEN IN CANADA
Healing and Reintegration of Offenders
- Program Name:
Alternatives To Violence
Baffin Correction Centre
- Goals and Objectives:
To assist inmates in the correctional institution to manage their anger in more positive and socially acceptable ways.
- Target Group Description:
Incarcerated offenders – Male.
- Program Description:
The program is a multi-faceted intervention consisting of a number of separate program modules that address issues related to violence, grief and loss, alcohol and substance abuse, and sex offending. It is a cognitive behaviour therapeutic approach that takes place in a group setting. Successful completion of the program may lead to release to a halfway house or to transitional placement. The program integrates Inuit culture by utilizing Inuit delivery staff, healing therapy and cultural reference.
- Program Successes/Impact:
Inmates succeeding at changing their behaviours and becoming able to channel their anger in positive ways.
- Key Lessons/Challenges:
The course is taught only in English. Limited space for the number of inmates participating in program.
- Program in operation since:
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