Daring to Do™ : Criminal Justice

A Framework for Anti-Racist
Action in Criminal Justice
3 Online Workshop Modules
October 12, 19, 26 | 7:00 PM EST
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What Is Daring To Do™?

As a professional or advocate working in criminal justice, you have the capacity to confront and challenge the status quo of policies, practices, and other systemic factors that perpetuate anti-Black racism within the sector.

Daring to Do™ equips you with the tools to do exactly that. In this series, you will:

  • Learn about the historical and contemporary manifestations of anti-Black racism in criminal justice;
  • Discuss the ways in which multiple social systems and sectors are implicated in the issue;
  •  Discover how and why white supremacy will resist the disruption of anti-Black racism; and
  • Access a framework for meaningful anti-racist action to protect and support the diverse people and communities you serve.

This three-module learning series presented by Kike Ojo-Thompson, is a must for any criminal justice professional or advocate who is truly committed to making the criminal justice sector just and equitable for all Canadians.

Download our info package to learn more.

How Daring To Do™ Works

  • Series Length

    3 – 90 Minute Sessions

  • Module dates

    Oct. 12, 19, & 26

  • Learning Format

    100% Online

  • Teaching Model

    Live Instructor


Facilitator: Kike Ojo-Thompson

Daring to Do™ is developed, hosted, and facilitated by Kike Ojo-Thompson, KOJO Institute’s CEO and Principal Consultant. Kike is renowned for her expertise as an anti-racism and anti-Black racism educator, speaker, and organizational change facilitator. Kike has over 20 years of experience in equity work, which includes leading engaging and effective training for criminal justice organizations committed to creating more equitable outcomes for all citizens and staff. Prior to leading KOJO Institute full-time, Ojo-Thompson was a changemaker in Ontario policing as senior facilitator for the province’s carding review. Ojo-Thompson and KOJO institute have continued to work with clients in criminal justice, including the Probation Officers Association of Ontario, Ontario Special Investigations Unit, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Key Course Takeaways

  • Recognize anti-Black racism in criminal justice policies and practices
  • Determine how systemic inequities impact Black people in criminal justice
  • Understand your professional responsibilities for addressing anti-Black racism 
  • Build your confidence in taking steps toward equitable outcomes for Black people
  • Discover a framework for taking action against anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system

Who Should Enrol?

  • Police Officers, Border Patrol Agents, Security Guards, and Private Investigators
  • Police Oversight Agencies and Organizations, Special Investigation Units, Police Advisors,
  • Judges, Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Advisors, Legal Advocates, Justice Workers, and Bailiffs
  • Probation Officers, Correctional Officers, Child and Youth Workers, Social Workers, Case Managers, and Victims’ Advocates
  • Any person who works directly with the criminal justice system and is committed to equitable outcomes for all

Daring to Do™: A Framework for Anti-Racist Action in Criminal Justice