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Sagamok Anishnawbek
Community Justice Program

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Primarily delivers the Miwdoodaa Minomaadiziwin Diversion Program
  • Acts as a pre/post-charge diversion program that offers culturally appropriate services to help Indigenous people deal with the criminal justice system
  • Offers culturally appropriate alternatives upon sentencing before a conviction is entered
  • Provides an opportunity for the community member to enter into a mutually agreed Healing and Wellness Plan which will be taken into consideration upon sentencing
  • Elders, Band officials, victims and community service providers may assist the community member during the Council process
  • Facilitates mediation between the victim and offender to allow each party to be seen, heard and believed in order to repair the harm done to the community
  • Offers assistance with victim services, legal aid and advice clinic, probation, and bail supervision
Some typical Healing and Wellness Plans may include, but are not limited to:
  • Attending cultural events, such as Ceremony and Justice Circle
  • Some form of restitution
  • Community service hours
  • Counselling and/or treatment
Community Justice Committee
  • Acts as an advisory committee to the Justice Coordinator
  • Participates in Justice Circles and development of Healing Plan
  • Supports the offender and the victim
Comments
Tribal Council: Mamaweswen North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC)Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Robinson-Huron TreatyProgram name changed to Gweyaksijigewin Teg meaning A Place Where Things are made Right
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
Eligibility
  • Members of Sagamok Anishnawbek who require assistance with legal issues
  • Pre/post-charge youth in conflict with the law and adults who have been charged with an offence
  • Youth program: youth 12-17 years of age
  • Adult program: adults 18 years of age and older
Application Process
  • Individual must take full responsibility for their actions in order to participate in program
  • Intake assessment is required
  • Length of program determined either case by case or the time given to the offender to complete conditions as administered by the Justice Committee
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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