When offenders come under the Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC) responsibility, CSC gathers information about their lives and their crimes, including information from the courts and police. As offenders go through a process called “Intake”, CSC gives them special tests and comes up with ratings about a number of key aspects of their lives, such as mental health, education, and substance abuse.
The Plan is reviewed and the ratings are updated throughout the sentence, based on the offenders’ progress and whether they are meeting the goals set out in the Plan.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) offers correctional programs that address multiple risk factors. These factors contribute to an offender’s criminal activity. They are identified and addressed during his intake using the Integrated Correctional Program Model.
The Integrated Correctional Program Model is based on CSC’s most effective offender programs. These programs have been proven to significantly reduce reoffending. The program model targets the multiple risk factors that most offenders have in an efficient and comprehensive way. Offenders learn to understand the risk factors that are linked to their criminal behaviour. They learn to use the skills they gain from the program in challenging or stressful situations.
The model has four components that complement the main program.
Once eligible an offender may apply for these special programs:
The most notable event that will happen for an offender during his incarceration. This review is done by the Parole Board of Canada and in most cases it is used to determine if an offender can be safely released into the community. The primary mandate for the PBC is the "Protection of Society".
Conditional release comes in many forms:
Your first hearing is your one shot to get it right. With proper preparation and coaching we can give you the best possible chance for getting granted conditional release.
In the event where you have been denied parole there is an appeal process. It is complicated and the merits of your appeal need to be very specific.
We will assess the merits of you appeal and create a comprehensive application with the goal of another hearing.
Being on conditional release comes with many conditions. Sometimes you are unable to meet all these conditions and you are 'breached'. If this occurs we can help you put your best foot forward at a revocation hearing to get your conditional release re-instated.
Usually this means release from incarceration at your 2/3rd served time. There are many circumstances where your 2/3rd time may be recalculated, let us help you ensure that your Statutory Release date is indeed correct.
This is the end of your sentence, incarceration, parole and statutory release are now all complete. Your conditions are removed with the exception of any specific bans the court has imposed on you.