Gladue Writer – Justice Department (JUS01052023)

Job Description:

ABOUT US: The Makivvik Justice Department helps administer justice using culturally adapted approaches which focus primarily on healing individuals, families, and the community, while also dealing with the underlying causes of crime.  Para-judicial workers, local justice committees, correctional liaison agents and Gladue writers offer direct services to Nunavimmiut at various stages of the justice and correctional process. The Justice Department consists of six (6) separate programs all relating to alternative justice initiatives in Nunavik, which includes Justice Committees, Para-Judicial Workers, Corrections Program, Gladue Reports, Record Suspension Program and Qullik Healthy Relationships.

We are currently seeking a Gladue Report Writer who will report to the Gladue Program Manager

The GLADUE WRITER aims to:

  • Provide the court with a comprehensive picture of the life circumstances and background factors of the accused that played a part in bringing them before the courts. The report identifies alternatives to prison, types of resources available in the community, including Inuit specific programs and services that address the underlying issues the accused is encountering.

We strongly encourage Inuit beneficiaries to apply to this position. Extensive training and continuous support will be provided to employees that don’t have previous work experience in the justice system. Inuit and cultural knowledge in general will be valued.


  • Meet with the accused person in order to prepare, research, and write the Gladue Report;
  • To receive appropriate Gladue Report referrals from the Project Manager/Management Team;
  • To liaise with Indigenous and non-indigenous resources / service providers for the purpose of preparing a well organized plan;
  • Maintain collaborative working relationships with Justice personnel (judges,defense lawyer, crown attorney) in relation to the production of Gladue reports;
  • Prepare and submit all reports/updates on progress as required including any statistical reports deemed necessary by the Project Manger/Director;
  • Undertake program promotion and awareness (Justice Coordinator training and community education);
  • Become knowledgeable regarding community resources (Indigenous & non- Indigenous) available to Inuit offenders;
  • Prepare a sentencing report (shorter version of a Gladue report) upon request of the court, crown, or defense lawyer, for certain situations;
  • Travel within Quebec or Nunavik as required;
  • Other duties in relation to Gladue reports, as assigned.


  • Education: Secondary 5 completed;
  • Languages: Inuktitut and English;
  • Working experience with the judicial system, more specifically in Nunavik;
  • Knowledge of the social, judicial or correctional field;
  • Experience in intervention with youth or adults;
  • Excellent English writing skills;
  • Computer skills; word, internet, excel, etc;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities;
  • Be reliable and autonomous;
  • Be respectful (confidentiality and non-judgmental);
  • Be available to travel for trainings, meetings, and preparation of reports;
  • Be available and able to enter the detention centers in St-Jerome / Laval / Montreal;
  • Must successfully pass a criminal record clearance;
  • Must be able to travel between place of work and the detention centers in the Montreal area (by car, taxi, uber, public transit).


All marginal benefits available to employees of the Corporation as outlined in the Makivvik Corporation Human Resources Policy Manual

It is the Corporation’s objective to favour and promote the employment of Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.



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