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Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Centre
Aboriginal Combined Courtworker Program

Provides support to Indigenous people in conflict with the Criminal Justice System
  • 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
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
  • Open to all with a focus on off reserve Indigenous individuals and their families
  • Individuals in conflict with the Criminal or Family Justice System

Age Requirements: Ages: 18 year(s) and up;
Application Process
Intake assessment required
Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- No automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar ; Can meet client at designated accessible location if required
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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Last Updated On
November 5, 2019

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