"Conditions of release" are widely applied to people involved with the criminal justice system, but police- and court-imposed conditions have a particularly harmful effect on those who are homeless and people who use substances. Conditions are being applied in a way that fails to acknowledge the complexities of homelessness and substance use, and therefore, are trapping people in a cycle of criminalization and actually producing criminality that undermines health and safety.
Read the other chapters of #ProjectInclusion:
- Policing: The Impacts of Police and Policing
- Services: No Access, No Support: Service Gaps and Barriers
- Stigma: Making Stigma Visible – Why a Stigma-Auditing Process Matters for BC
- Read our recommendations for change