Our Services

 

As “A Helping Hand to Justice”, our goal is to treat everyone with dignity and respect. We believe your needs are important and we are here to make sure your voice is heard. Navigating the justice system is a huge challenge. We know it can be confusing. That is why we have trained professional staff to assist you. They will guide you through the process, making sure your voice is heard.

Our core programs include:

The Native Courtworker Program

Courtworkers assist aboriginal people that are involved in the criminal justice system to ensure they fully understand their rights and responsibilities before the law.
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Alcohol & Drug Outpatient Program

This outpatient service provides counselling for aboriginal people with addiction issues.
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Aboriginal Detox Follow-up Support Program

This outreach service coaches aboriginal people with addictions on the skills needed to prevent continued addiction.
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Native Family & Youth Advocate Program

This program aids families in the process of family reunification by assisting with apprehension and access custody orders.
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Education and Training Program

Our employees are trained to provide workshops and training to criminal justice personnel on aboriginal cultural traditions, values, languages, socio-economic conditions and related issues.

High Risk Aboriginal Youth Program

Called “Changing Directions In Support of Aboriginal Youth”, this program supports high risk aboriginal youth aged 12 to 18 that live in the Nanaimo and Williams Lake area. The program implements a method called “Wraparound”, which helps youth minimize criminal behaviour.

Prince George Women’s Project

Called “First Line of Defense: Strengthening Aboriginal Women”, this project provides a comprehensive, culturally sensitive service to aboriginal women who have experienced domestic violence and are at various levels of rebuilding their lives and the lives of their children.

Through An Aboriginal Lens Program

In partnership with the Asante Centre, this program creates an awareness and understanding of the intersection of an FASD diagnosis with justice involvement among aboriginal youth.
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HIV Prevention Program

In partnership with AIDS Vancouver, this program addresses the health disparities for aboriginal people at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.
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Additional Programs

Our justice services also include Downtown Community Court (DCC) (“Read more” tab that links to DCC page) and Aboriginal Women’s Right to Be Safe Guide
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