Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
Indigenous Community Council Program

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Description
  • Provides an alternative to sentencing in regular courts through a sentencing circle
  • Provides an opportunity for offenders to take responsibility for their actions and actively participate in rectifying the wrong they have done
  • Addresses the background of the accused, including addiction issues, loss of identity, family violence and abuse
Eligibility
Aboriginal youth between 12-17 years of age and adults who normally reside in Thunder Bay and have committed certain minor offenses such as:
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Mischief
  • Causing a disturbance
Certain offenses are never eligible for diversion, such as (but not limited to) the following:
  • Serious personal violence
  • Sexual assault
  • Child abuse
  • Criminal Code driving offenses such as impaired driving
Application Process
  • Apply through the Native Criminal, Family or Combined Courtworkers
  • Referrals can be made through any of the Friendship Centre Program Staff and members of the judiciary
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On May 30, 2019

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