This project seeks to identify innovative solutions to improving the efficacy of the re-integration into remote communities of high-risk violent young offenders under the Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision (IRCS) program.
The IRCS program provides specialized services for youths suffering from a mental illness or disorder, psychological disorder or an emotional disturbance and who are convicted of murder, attempted murder, manslaughter and aggravated sexual assault.
The research in the current project will focus on the reintegration from custody to their communities. Often in remote and isolated communities, there is a lack of services, programs and professionals available to support such reintegration, leading to a range of problems including an increased likelihood of re-offending.
This study will include a jurisdictional scan of best practices, a literature review, interviews with professionals involved and an environmental scan of programming and technology resources available in the remote communities in Saskatchewan. A second phase of this research utilizing research from the first phase is slated for next year. This will consist of a field study with the purpose of evaluating the reintegration of youth(s) upon their release into a remote community in Saskatchewan and the efficacy of new tools, methods.
Core Partners
Department of Justice, Canada,
Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice, Corrections and Policing
Research Partner
University of Saskatchewan, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies
Project Duration
December 2015 to March 2016
Project Update
Click on this link for the final report issued in August 2016.
Financial Sponsor
Department of Justice, Canada
For further information, please contact Shannon Fraser-Hansen, Community Safety Knowledge Alliance, Office: (306) 917-7556 or by email at