Aboriginal Justice Strategy Evaluation, Final Report

Introduction

This online survey is being administered on behalf of the Department of Justice Evaluation Division by Malatest & Associates, a professional research firm, as part of an evaluation of the Aboriginal Justice Strategy (AJS).  The AJS supports cost-shared programs that are developed and managed in partnership with Aboriginal communities, provinces and territories.  There are four program models that Aboriginal communities can develop and operate under the AJS:  diversion/alternative measures, community sentencing, mediation, and court/community justice programs.

This survey is one component of the evaluation, which includes other research activities to help us better understand the level of awareness in the criminal justice system about the community-basedjustice programs and the extent to which they are serving Aboriginal communities.  In general, the study will explore how well the AJS is working.

Your participation is voluntary; however, your involvement is important as it will help us to assess the effectiveness of the community-based justice programs.  The information you provide is for the evaluation only and will be used for no other purpose.  Respondents will not be identified and no comments will be attributed to any individuals in the evaluation report.

We appreciate your support and thank you in advance for participating in this study.

The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete.

Please indicate whether you are a police officer or provincial Crown.

  • Police officer
  • Provincial Crown

  1. In which province/territory are you located?
    • Alberta
    • British Columbia
    • Manitoba
    • New Brunswick
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Northwest Territories
    • Nova Scotia
    • Nunavut
    • Ontario
    • Prince Edward Island
    • Quebec
    • Saskatchewan
    • Yukon

  2. Please indicate which communities you have served since 2007.

  3. Are you aware of any Aboriginal Justice diversion/alternative measures, community sentencing, mediation and court/community justice programs being delivered in the communities you serve? 
  4.  
    1. Have you referred to [Program selected in Q3].
      • Yes, often
      • Yes, sometimes
      • Yes, rarely
      • Never

    2. In general, in what situations do you refer/not refer Aboriginal offenders to community-basedjustice programs?

  5.  
    1. Have you participated in/attended any of the Aboriginal justice program(s) offered in the communities you serve, for example sentencing circles, special events/ceremonies, or community awareness?

      • Yes, often
      • Yes, sometimes
      • Yes, rarely
      • Never [Go to 5c]

    2. If yes, which programs?

    3. If never, why have you not participated?

  6. To your knowledge, to what extent are the community-basedAboriginal justice programs reaching Aboriginal offenders in your jurisdiction? 

    • To a great extent
    • To some extent
    • No extent at all
    • Don't know

  7. In general, what, if anything, could be done to make the community-basedAboriginal justice programs more relevant to Aboriginal offenders and their communities?

  8.  
    1. To what extent is there a (continued) need for community-basedAboriginal justice programs in your jurisdiction?

      • To a great extent
      • To some extent
      • No extent at all
      • Don't know

    2. Please explain your response:

  9. Do you have any additional comments?


Thank you very much for taking the time to participate.

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