Policy Bulletin

Policy Bulletin 583

Why was the policy changed?

Technical amendments have been made to the above noted CD for two reasons:

  • to align with the Case Management Bulletin issued on December 2, 2015 regarding identifying offenders who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces; and
  • to reinforce the need to encourage offenders to obtain/retain available pieces of identification or to apply for missing cards/documents at the earliest possible time in their sentence.

What has changed?

Pursuant to the Case Management Bulletin dated December 2, 2015, a question has been added to the Preliminary Assessment – Report Outline to ensure the Parole Officer asks the offender if they have served in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Also, a paragraph was added directing the Parole Officer to encourage the offender to obtain/retain all available identification cards/documents, and to apply for missing cards/documents as this will facilitate the offender’s eventual reintegration to the community.

Lastly, the Official Identification section has been expanded to include the Indian Status card, Métis card, Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) N-Number and “Other” in order to capture any other identification card/document not mentioned.

How was it developed?

These technical amendments were made by the Offender Programs and Reintegration Branch, in collaboration with the Strategic Policy Division. Due to the nature of the changes, no consultations were required.

Who will be affected by the policy?

Parole Officers, Managers of Assessment and Interventions, Parole Officer Supervisors, Community Correctional Centre (CCC) Managers, and Health Care Staff.

Other impacts?

The process in the Case Management Bulletin (2015-12-02) is to be incorporated into future promulgation of CDs 705-2 and 712-1.

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.