The Pivot Blog

"Conditions of release" are imprisoning vulnerable communities in a cycle of harm that produced criminality
Because of stigma, our social safety net is often inaccessible to people who need it.
Stigma fuels the creation of harmful laws that further reinforce the biases and prejudices we hold
The City of Maple Ridge filed its third injunction application against Anita Place with concerns about fire safety. #PivotLegal's team advocated for the City to take a harm reduction approach to heating solutions for the tent city's residents. Here are our submissions.
The city has increasingly adopted an "ideology of enforcement" that will harm vulnerable residents.
Pivot Legal Society headlines, in the news in 2019
As the coldest days of the year approach, the City is striving to break apart a community of homeless people living at Anita Place tent city
Stigma disqualifies people and groups from social acceptance and social equity
There are very real and direct health, safety, and human rights implications that arise where services are not available or accessible to marginalized people.
The judgement cited Pivot's submissions arguing for the removal of this harmful provision
Businesses should not have the mandatory right to delay the provision of health services
Court conditions are setting people up for failure and blocking access to health care and support.
Police officers across the province are abusing their authority and endangering the lives of marginalized people through their actions.
An analysis of how stigma informs police violence and failures of the justice system and social services