New project will research Deaf Canadians in the justice system

News & Events
May 4, 2017

Good news! The Canadian Association of the Deaf – Association des Sourds du Canada has received funding from the federal Department of Justice for a new project!

A team of expert researchers, all well-known within the Deaf community, will explore the experiences of Deaf Canadians with the justice system, including police, courts, and prisons. We will gather stories from those who have been victims of a crime or have been accused and convicted of a crime.

The team is led by Dr. Debra Russell, renown interpreter; Dr. Cathy Chovaz, Deaf psychologist; and Dr. Patrick Boudreault, famed for his work on LSQ and Deaf linguistics.

Watch for information about how you can participate in this important project!