COVID-19 release from custody task force

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The Challenge

In Thunder Bay, COVID-19 has increased the volume and frequency of people being released from custody. Without supports and accommodation, those released could be at imminent risk of criminalization, victimization and/or harm.  There is less capacity in shelters and bail bed programs due to physical distancing requirements in place. Those from First Nation communities may not be able to return home due to emergency closure orders.

The Solution

The Process

For more information on the COVID-19 Release from Custody Task Force, contact: Julia MacArthur or Paul Capon

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