United Native Friendship Centre
Indigenous Courtwork Programs

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Ensures that Aboriginal people who come into conflict with the law understand the process, and their legal rights
  • Acts as a liaison between the individual/family and the court
  • Ensures that the individual/family understands their legal rights and/or obligations pertaining to the law and the legal process with both the Criminal Court and Family Court
  • Provides information about preventative measures imposed by the court such as bail, detention or conditional release
  • Offers individual counselling
  • Assists with preparing pre-sentence reports
  • Explains conditions of probation to individual
  • Works with community agencies on behalf of individual to ensure sentencing conditions are met
  • Visits incarcerated individuals to provide support and maintains contact with Native Inmate Liaison worker
  • Provides education and information about the legal system
Eligibility
  • Individuals involved with the court system either from accusations of a crime or dealing with family issues
  • Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal peoples
Application Process
Requires a signed consent form and completion of a program intake form
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On October 10, 2019

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