Collecting and Presenting Gladue Principles for Sentencing Hearing

In this module you will learn and understand:

Key considerations when collecting information.

Approaches for collecting relevant Gladue Principles for purposes of reporting that information regarding an Offender to a sentencing Court.

How to organize your information in a fashion which meets the needs of the Court.

Remember, submissions regarding Gladue Principals are ‘only’ for the purpose of sentencing Aboriginal Offenders who:

(a) have been found guilty of a Criminal Code Offence or

(b) are about to plead guilty to an offence.

The purpose of the Gladue Principles Submissions is to advise the Court as to:

KEY NOTE:  As noted in Ipeelee, the systemic discrimination and background in the Gladue Report are not about saying WHY the offender did the crime but about what is a fit restorative justice sentence.