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United Native Friendship Centre

Indigenous Courtwork Programs


Description
Ensures that Indigenous 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 Indigenous peoples
Application Process
Requires a signed consent form and completion of a program intake form
Toll Free
1-877-496-9034
Office
807-274-8541
Fax
807-274-4067
Web Site
https://www.unfc.org/aboriginal-courtwork-programs
Email
inquiry@unfc.org
Mailing Address
PO Box 752
Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3N1
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Darcy Kavanaugh, Criminal Courtworker and Justice Team Lead
Email: dkavanaugh@unfc.org
Phone: 807-274-8541 Ext 293
Fees
None
Documents Required
Completed intake and consent form required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 21, 2022
Address
427 Mowat Ave
Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3N1
  • Functions as the main office of the United Native Friendship Centre located at Mowat Ave
  • Closest intersection is at Mowat Ave and Church St
  • Situated near Canada Border Services Agency

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1630
Tue
0830 - 1630
Wed
0830 - 1630
Thu
0830 - 1630
Fri
0830 - 1630

Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Service Area(s)
Rainy River District