35th biennial Canadian Congress on Criminal Justice

News Release Release Date: September 29, 2015 1:30 p.m.

Media are invited to attend the 35th Congress – Justice at the Crossroads from September 30, to October 2, 2015 at the Delta Regina.

September 30 is a First Responders and Community Workers Forum on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Since April 2014, 6 Paramedics, 5 firefighters, and 15 police officers have committed suicide in Canada. Twenty six families are still grieving.  Workshops will examine: the impact of stress and trauma on the individual; economics of the impact of trauma in the workplace; self-management and self-care; trauma informed work places; and other PTSD issues facing the first responder community.

On October 1st and 2nd, presenters will discuss the Congress sub-themes: violence, trauma and recovery; the impact of technology on justice, crime and society; community wellness and change; and the promise ahead (innovation, promising practices and the future of the justice system).

The Congress banquet will also feature a key note address by Patrick White, an award-winning reporter with the Globe and Mail whose current work focuses on criminal justice issues.

For more information about the Congress visit: http://www.ccja-acjp.ca/pub/en/congress-2015/ or contact Hirsch Greenberg, Department of Justice Studies, at ph: (306) 585-4038, cell: (306) 530-6465 or email: hirsch.greenberg@uregina.ca.


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