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Jun 25
Rethinking Crime, Community and Justice: A Symposium for Practitioners and Volunteers

Time 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location Davis - H-Wing, 7899 McLaughlin Rd , Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 5H9

This symposium is for those who work or volunteer with those in conflict with the law and/or victims of crime. Participants will hear current research illuminating how practitioners, volunteers, and community organizations work in and alongside the criminal justice system. In addition, to the sharing of ideas through presentations, we hope this symposium leads to the exchange of good ideas and meaningful conversations

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow, University of Sheffield Centre for Criminological Research

Philippa authored the first monograph on The Penal Voluntary Sector, which received impressive reviews. Her research explores the diverse voluntary organisations that comprise the criminal justice voluntary sector, their varied relationships with statutory agencies and the effects of such work.  Her work grapples with questions like: What work do voluntary organisations do with prisoners and probationers? How do they manage to undertake their work? What are the effects of charitable work with prisoners and probationers?  

Opening Remarks from Senator Kim Pate
Garry Glowacki, The Bridge Prison Ministry will share insight gained from 20+ years of experience of working in the trenches of the interface between community and prison.
Kaitlyn Quinn, University of Toronto; will present doctoral research on the role of the criminal justice voluntary sector for incarcerated women.
Dr. Rai Reece, Humber College; will present evaluative research on an apprenticeship partnership program between Humber College and the Vanier Centre for Correctional Women.
Abigail Salole, Sheridan College; will present doctoral research on the role of social service providers in the youth criminal justice system
A pop-up art exhibit featuring art from prisoners curated by the Bridge Prison Ministry
Please register to confirm your attendance. Space is limited.

The event will be held in an accessible space with a wheelchair accessible washroom. Please let us know if you have any accessibility or dietary needs so we can better accommodate you. You can email the organizing committee at or leave a message at 905.459.7533 (X5385).