Media Advisory - Media Invitation - 31st Annual Canadian Congress on Criminal Justice - Building and Sustaining Safe, Healthy Communities, November 1 - November 3, 2007 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto

    TORONTO, Oct. 29 /CNW/ -

    What:     31st Annual Canadian Congress on Criminal Justice co-hosted by
              the Canadian Criminal Justice Association and the Ontario
              Association of Corrections and Criminology
              Event includes:
              -  Canadian Criminal Justice Experts - Making our Communities
              -  Crime and Mental Health - Myths, Economics and Social
              -  Origins and Impacts of Youth Gangs
              -  Victims - Who are the Victims of Mentally Ill Offenders and
                 How Do We Assure Their Safety?

    When:     Thursday, November 1 - Saturday, November 3, 2007

    Who:      Hear from:
              -  Glenn Thompson, Interim President & CEO of the Mental Health
                 Commission of Canada (MHCC)
              -  Chief Bill Blair, Police Service of Toronto
              -  Dr. Peter Prendergast, Psychiatrist-in-Chief/Director of
                 Professional Affairs at the Whitby Mental Health Centre and
                 Vice-Chair, Clinical Services, Department of Psychiatry,
                 University of Toronto
              -  Dr. Scott Wortley - Centre of Criminology, University of

    Where:    Sheraton Centre Hotel
              123 Queen Street West., at Sheppard, Toronto

    Why:      Because all people have the right to live together in a safe
              society and that the justice system should reflect the needs
              of the community. Safe and healthy communities are a
              cornerstone of Canadian society and affect all citizens, in
              particular youth.

    (xxx)  Members of the media are invited to attend. Photo and interview
           opportunities available with keynote speakers. Media Desk in Vide
           Office - Lower Concourse Level

For further information:

For further information: Irving Kulik, (613) 301-6611 or Hugh Osler,
(416) 304-1974, ext. 111

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