De-criminalizing women in Newfoundland and Labrador: Options

The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) is hosting a public meeting in St John’s on the morning of September 14th , 2017. We are inviting stakeholders, organizations who work with criminalized women and men, and the general public to this meeting to discuss what we can do to provide more community support, programming and advocacy for criminalized women in Newfoundland before during and after their incarceration. For a number of years, CAEFS has been asked to expand our services to Newfoundland. As an organization that works from the ground up, we are interested in facilitating discussion of this possibility with the communities who are on the ground in Newfoundland.

The morning will feature a presentation by Senator Kim Pate, former Executive Director of CAEFS. Kim’s presentation will be followed by a roundtable of people who work on issues relating to criminalized women in Newfoundland so that we can explore together some of the ways we might move forward to address problems and concerns. And there will be lots of time for general discussion. Your participation in this meeting, as well as that of your co-workers, would be hugely important. We hope that you will be able to join us.

WHEN: Thursday, September 14 at 9:30 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: Meeting Room Salon F, Holiday Inn, 180 Portugal Cove Road

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