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.
The path to working as a Gladue report writer in BC involves becoming a registered member of the BCFNJC Gladue report writers roster. All of the writers on the roster are contractors.
All of the writers who are currently on the roster have completed some type of Gladue report training. Training is offered by Vancouver Community College and the Indigenous Perspectives Society. Please see the links below for more information.
If you have completed Gladue report writer training and are interested in becoming a member of the Gladue report writers roster, please reach out to Mykayla Riley, Gladue Services Coordinator, at [email protected]
In your email, please provide proof of training (certificate/diploma), along with a resume, cover letter and any relevant references.
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.