In a recent 50-minute episode, CBC Radio's Out in the Open highlighted Haley House, a unique halfway house in Peterborough, Ontario, that serves the needs of aging parolees. The home is run by Peterborough Reintegration Services and is funded mainly by Correctional Service Canada.
"[Haley House] is basically one of only two that I'm aware of [across Canada] that caters to this inmate population. And, to me, it represents the future of corrections," said Ivan Zinger, Canada's Correctional Investigator.
To listen to the full episode and to read the accompanying CBC News article, please click here.
Nowhere to Live: Housing Vulnerability of Criminal Defendants with Dementia
The Dementia Justice Society of Canada is conducting a one-year research project that focuses on the housing vulnerability of criminal defendants with dementia. Specifically, it examines the existing legal and policy framework in British Columbia that can make it difficult for this population to maintain or secure appropriate living arrangements following a criminal charge. The project is funded by The Law Foundation of B.C.'s Legal Research Fund.