North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
Aboriginal Courtworker Program

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Designed to assist Aboriginal People experiencing criminal, youth criminal, child welfare and family court matters

  • Helps individuals to navigate the court system
  • Explains legal rights and court procedures
  • Acts as a liaison between the offender and the courts
  • Works with parents or families in the case of a child apprehension by Children's Aid Society, to ensure that all proper steps are taken to protect the child and if possible to reunite the family
  • Provides counselling, referrals, follow-up and encouragement to offenders to become contributing members of the community
  • Provides guidance, support, advocacy, and helps clients understand their rights and responsibilities under the law
Eligibility
Urban Aboriginal, M├ętis or Inuit individuals involved in the court system or with a Children's Aid Society
Application Process
Call for information or send an email to the Family Court Worker at fcw@nbifc.org or to the Criminal Court Worker at ccw@nbifc.org
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(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On November 1, 2018

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