GLADUE WRITER (Contract)

Job Description:

The Makivik Justice Department helps administer justice using culturally adapted approaches which put the emphasis on healing individuals, families and the community while also dealing with the underlying causes of crimes. In Nunavik, para-judicial workers and local justice committees offer direct services to the population at various stages of the justice and correctional process in collaboration, and with the support of the regional Justice Department office. Makivik aims to encourage Inuit to be involved in the justice system and work toward self-determination.

We are currently seeking a Gladue Report Writer who will report to the Nunavik Justice Officer.

We strongly encourage Inuit beneficiaries to apply to this contract position. Extensive training and continuous support will be provided to employees that don’t have previous work experience in the justice system. Experience with Inuit and cultural knowledge, in general, will be valued.

The GLADUE WRITER aims to;

  • Provide the court with a comprehensive picture of the life circumstances and background factors of the accused that played a part in bringing them before the courts. The report identifies alternatives to prison, types of resources available in the community, including Inuit specific programs and services that address the underlying issues the accused is encountering.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet with the accused person in order to prepare, research, and write the Gladue Report
  • To receive appropriate Gladue Report referrals from the Nunavik Justice Officer
  • To liaise with Indigenous and non-indigenous resources / service providers for the purpose of preparing a well organized plan
  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with Justice personnel (judges,defense lawyer, crown attorney) in relation to the production of Gladue reports
  • Prepare and submit all reports as required including any statistical reports deemed necessary by the NJO
  • Become knowledgeable regarding community resources (Indigenous & non-Indigenous) available to Inuit offenders
  • Prepare a sentencing report (shorter version of a Gladue report) upon request of the court, crown, or defense lawyer, for certain situations
  • Travel within Quebec or Nunavik as required

Qualifications:

  • Education: Secondary 5 completed
  • Languages: Inuktitut and English
  • Knowledge and understanding of Inuit culture
  • Knowledge of Nunavik realities and issues
  • Understanding the role of the court in society and respective roles of the judiciary and other participants in the justice system
  • Knowledge of the social, judicial or correctional field is an asset but additional training will be provided
  • Ability to listen and communicate
  • Experience in intervention with youth or adults
  • Fair English writing skills
  • Computer skills; word, internet, excel, etc;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
  • Be reliable and autonomous;
  • Be respectful (confidentiality and non-judgmental);
  • Be available to travel for trainings, meetings, and preparation of reports
  • Be available and able to enter the detention centers in St-Jerome / Laval / Montreal
  • Must successfully pass a criminal record clearance
  • Must be able to travel between place of work and the detention centers in the Montreal area (by car, taxi, uber, public transit)

Benefits:

Not Applicable


It is the Corporation’s objective to favor and promote the employment of Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Are you interested in this position?

You can apply by filling in the form below.

You can apply by visiting our website at www.makivik.org/jobs

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