The Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario will carry out research on the criminalization of women who are homeless or housing-insecure. By conducting focus groups and engaging women with lived experience, the research will assess the extent to which housing insecurity and homelessness leads to criminal justice system involvement, with particular attention to the experiences of Indigenous women. In addition, the study will identify gender-specific and culturally relevant needs pertaining to housing, social, mental health and legal supports for women involved with the criminal justice system.
December 18, 2017
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