How to prepare and write a Gladue report

Plain language guide for Gladue report writers that outlines how to prepare and write effective reports to help Indigenous people before the court receive fair treatment.

The guide explains Gladue principles, effects of colonization, Gladue factors in bail and sentencing hearings, and options other than jail for the court to consider. It describes:

  • how to gather information for a report
  • what's in a report
  • writing guidelines to follow

Includes a Gladue report template for sentencing.

See also: Gladue and You, Gladue at Bail and Sentencing (infographic poster), Gladue Submission Guide, and What Are First Nations/Indigenous Courts?

Find out more on the Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC website.

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