What are Gladue reports?

Gladue reports and plans contain information on the unique circumstances of Aboriginal people accused of an offence or Aboriginal offenders. The court can consider these reports during sentencing. Sentencing in the Gladue court focuses on restorative justice and community justice programs, while also making sure that offenders receive fair sentences.

Legal workers from Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto (ALST) and several other organizations provide special Gladue reports to the court, or provide assistance to Aboriginal people by creating release plans for use in bail hearings.