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Indigenous rights: Sentencing

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What is a Gladue report?

A Gladue report describes an Indigenous person's background and how they might have been impacted by discrimination. It makes recommendations on options other than jail that might address the reason you're in court.

Reports are usually ordered when the Crown is asking for a sentence of 3 or more months. If the Crown is asking for a shorter sentence, ask your lawyer or duty counsel about getting a Gladue letter, which is a shorter report.