b'CanadaCanadJT: What other challenges are there to face in the Correctional ServiceTambin hemos facilitado la justicia restaurativa y apoyado el desarrollo of Canada? de proyectos comunitarios y culturalmente relevantes con un enfoque en las alternativas al encarcelamiento, incluidos los mtodos de pabellones AK: First and foremost, we face the challenge of maintaining operationalde rehabilitacin. Tambin trabajamos en estrecha colaboracin con safety and security levels in our 43 institutions and in our communitylas comunidades indgenas para facilitar y apoyar la puesta en libertad facilities. Our offender profile is complex and diverse, and CSCs task iscondicional de los delincuentes indgenas y para fortalecer esas to meet their rehabilitative, security, health, and address their individualintervenciones, polticas penitenciarias, programas y operaciones destinadas needs and risks.a apoyarlos. Adems, nuestros Agentes de Programas Penitenciarios CSC also maintains a safe, secure, healthy, respectful, and collaborativeIndgenas son esenciales para la ejecucin de los programas.working environment. It is very important to me that we actively promoteEn general, estamos avanzando en todo el espectro de servicios e an organizational culture that is anti-racist, combats harassment andintervenciones diseados y dedicados a apoyar a la poblacin indgena a discrimination, and fosters an atmosphere of professionalism and respect.nuestro cargo, pero reconocemos que hay ms trabajo por hacer. Anti-racism and anti-discrimination initiatives are all the more important given the increasing diversity of CSC offenders and staffand the inherent need to build a culture where people can thrive and better themselves. Through research, engagement, and communication, we are continuously finding ways to ensure that we meaningfully address the challenges faced by Black, Indigenous, and other racialized Canadians in our custody. One of our key rehabilitation programs is CORCAN, which provides offenders with employment and employability skills training while they are incarcerated and, for brief periods of time, after they are released into the community. The pandemic posed challenges for CORCAN, but it found novel solutions using telephone and video-based options to provide employment skills programming and ensure offender accessibility to employment coordinators. CSC also provides offenders with educational programs to help them develop literacy, academic, and personal development skills to help them successfully reintegrate into the community. The pandemic posed challenges in providing in-person education, so we explored options in distance learning and the supervised use of information technology.Exterior view of P Skstw Centre, Alberta, Canada We enhanced offenders computer skills and allowed offender-orientedVista exterior del Centro P Skstw, Alberta, Canadprograms to continue during the pandemic.I am proud of the innovative response of our various sectors and volunteersJT: Cules son los dems desafos a los que se enfrenta el Servicio in adapting to the challenges of this past year. New approaches and modelsPenitenciario de Canad?were used to connect with offenders virtually, which allowed us to continue benefiting from external involvement in our operations. AK: En primer lugar, nos enfrentamos al desafo de mantener los niveles operativos de seguridad y proteccin en nuestras 43 instituciones y ennuestras instalaciones comunitarias. Nuestro perfil del delincuente es With the increased digital demands, we arecomplejo y diverso, y la tarea del CSC es satisfacer sus necesidades working to incorporate the appropriate technologyde rehabilitacin, seguridad, salud y abordar sus necesidades y riesgos infrastructure to move CSC towards a more efficient,individuales. effective, flexible, and digital correctional model.El CSC tambin mantiene un entorno de trabajo seguro, saludable, respetuoso y colaborativo. Para m es muy importante que promovemos activamente una cultura institucional que sea antirracista, combata el acoso JT: Over the past 5 years, the average number of supervised offenders undery la discriminacin y fomente un ambiente de profesionalidad y respeto. community corrections has increased between 18.5% and more than 37%,Las iniciativas contra el racismo y la discriminacin son an ms depending on the type of sentence.3importantes dada la creciente diversidad de delincuentes y la necesidad How much do community corrections weigh in the CSC? Whatinherente de construir una cultura en la que las personas puedan prosperar y investments have been made at this level, and towards what futureser mejores. A travs de la investigacin, el compromiso y la comunicacin, are community corrections being guided?buscamos continuamente formas para garantizar que abordamos de manera significativa los desafos a los que se enfrentan los canadienses negros, AK: Public safety is paramount. Most offenders will return to thelos indgenas y otros canadienses racializados que estn bajo nuestra community, community corrections are a critical component in ensuringcustodia. public safety. Uno de nuestros programas clave de rehabilitacin es CORCAN, que We provide services that include accommodation options, communityproporciona a los delincuentes empleo y formacin para el empleo mientras health and intervention services, and the establishment of communityestn encarcelados y, durante algunos periodos breves, despus de que partnerships. We manage offenders on parole, statutory release, and long- sean puestos en libertad en la comunidad. La pandemia plante desafos term supervision orders. We provide supervision strategies, interventions,para el CORCAN, pero encontr nuevas soluciones utilizando opciones and programs that address individual needs and risk factors and facilitatetelefnicas y basadas en vdeo para proporcionar un programa de formacin the transition and reintegration of individuals back into the community. para el empleo y garantizar la accesibilidad de los delincuentes a los I am pleased to report that CSC is seeing historically high numbers ofcoordinadores de empleo. offenders supervised in the community. As of January 2021, the communityEl CSC tambin ofrece a los delincuentes programas educativos para offender population was 9,269, which represents approximately 42% ofayudarles a desarrollar habilidades de alfabetizacin, acadmicas y de the entire offender population. desarrollo personal para que puedan reintegrarse con xito en la comunidad. 3 Quick facts Community Corrections, CSC January 2021Semester / Semestre 12021JUSTICE TRENDS // 5 7'