Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia and Aboriginal Justice Strategy Collaboration 2016
This year, the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia received a capacity-building contract from the Department of Justice Canada to hold a series of joint committee meetings with the Aboriginal Justice Strategy justice programs in British Columbia.
The goal of these meetings was to develop relationships between Native Courtworkers and AJS workers at the community level, in support of the people we serve.
Our NCCABC Board Member Mary Brown, who is also the Coordinator of the Heiltsuk Gvi’ilas Community Justice Program in Bella Bella, was instrumental in this process. Mary also gave a presentation/update on the outcome of these meetings during the AJS conference in Vancouver in August.
The outcome of these meetings was the development of several MOUs between AJS programs and Native Courtworkers, which have already been signed by our NCCABC Board of Directors and respective AJS Programs.
NCCABC would like to truly thank everyone for their efforts toward this collaboration project and would like to invite any/all AJS programs who are interested in developing an MOU with their Native Courtworker partners by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NCCABC Board members signing the MOU – left to right: Jon Spotted Eagle, Marci McDougall, Kristy Bell, Ken Watts, Mary Brown, Ben Cardinal, Leslie Jones, Gloria George, Douglas White, Andrew Tom