Gladue Writer

Job Description:

The GLADUE WRITER aims to;

• Support Inuit accused (adults and youth) and justice personnel in applying the sentencing principals set out in section 718.2(e) of the Criminal Code of Canada and section 38 (2)(d) of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. Both legislative acts indicate a court that imposes a sentence shall also take into consideration the Gladue factors.
• 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 incarceration, 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;
• Undertake program promotion and awareness (Justice Coordinator training and community education);
• 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 as required;
• Other duties in relation to Gladue reports, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Secondary 5 completed;
  • Languages: Inuktitut and English;
  • Working experience with the judicial system, more specifically in Nunavik;
  • Knowledge of the social, judicial or correctional field;
  • Experience in intervention with youth or adults;
  • 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:

All marginal benefits available to employees of the Corporation as outlined in the Makivik Corporation Human Resources Policy Manual


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.


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  • Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.