Who are Gladue report writers?
Gladue report writers come from diverse backgrounds. Many Gladue report writers share backgrounds in law, criminology, sociology, and social work among many others.
Gladue report writers are not advocates, and maintain a neutral, unbiased, and objective perspective when interviewing and writing Gladue reports.
Gladue report writers are members of a unique and important group that is working to change the landscape of the criminal justice system in Canada. They seek to advance restorative and healing options for Indigenous offenders, reducing the need for reliance on custody as an option. It is up to individual writers to maintain a personal code of conduct, based on professionalism, honesty and integrity.
DO NOT attempt to write a Gladue report without training. Doing so could harm not only the client, but the reputation of Gladue report writers as a whole, in addition to the utility of Gladue reports in the future.
Using the Gladue Information Management System (GIMS)
BCFNJC uses GIMS to facilitate online requests for Gladue reports. For assistance in registering with and using GIMS, please reference the document below.
For further information on how to use the GIMS portal, please click the button below to view an instructional video.
Once you have opened the GIMS portal, you will be required to read and agree to the terms and conditions of the following documents:
To access GIMS, please click the button below.
The Gladue Principles: A Guide to the Jurisprudence
The BC First Nations Justice Council is pleased to announce the launch of its highly anticipated new book, The Gladue Principles: A Guide to the Jurisprudence, by Professor Benjamin Ralston.
The development of this book was commissioned by the BCFNJC with the goal of spurring greater action to implement Gladue principles across the country. Our hope is that this guide will serve as an important cornerstone in supporting this essential work. The book is provided free of charge below via a PDF download along with four user guides, depending on area of use.