A Gladue Report may help you and your case
In 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada released the Gladue Decision:
- Helps Judges understand the background of an Aboriginal person
- Judge’s sentence may not always mean going to jail for the crime committed
- Helps Judges and other people in the judicial system understand section 718.2 (e) of the criminal code
What is a Gladue Report?
The intent of a Gladue Report is to provide information to the court – for sentencing purposes – regarding the life circumstances of an Aboriginal offender.
- History of you and your family
- Education and any Residential Schooling Experiences
- Racism and/or Discrimination
- Poverty and Employment History
- Mental Health Issues
- Criminal History
- Culture Healing and/or Treatment Plan
- Any other relevant information
How does the Gladue Aftercare worker assist me?
A Gladue Aftercare Worker supports the development of Gladue recommendations, assists clients receiving a Gladue Report to meet sentencing conditions, assists with completing referrals as necessary, advocates for clients with service providers and supports clients with other particular needs.
Are Gladue Reports Available for Bail Hearings?
YES! Gladue Reports for Bail Hearings are available to assist you.
We urge you to talk to your lawyer, Duty Counsel or a Courtworker at your first appearance in court and tell them that you would like a Gladue Report at your Bail Hearing.
How do I request a Gladue Report?
- Talk to your Lawyer and tell him/her you would like a Gladue Report
- Tell the Crown or Judge that you would like a Gladue Report
Once approved, a minimum of 30-60 days is required to complete a Gladue Report.