The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia provides culturally-appropriate services to Indigenous people and communities consistent with their needs.
For 50 years the NCCABC has helped Indigenous people navigate the criminal justice system in BC, as well as providing the many support services needed to help build a healthier and more satisfying life free from alcohol, drugs and violence, for both themselves, their families and their communities.
Darryl Shackelly | Executive Director
The Native Courtworker program is here to help ensure you understand the criminal justice process at the earliest possible stage. As well as obtain fair, just, equitable & culturally sensitive treatment before the courts.
NCCABC provides direct support to two First Nations Courts in the Province of BC, New Westminster and Duncan. Support Workers liaise with Indigenous-accused and criminal justice personnel to help overcome communication barriers and reduce Indigenous alienation from the criminal justice system.
In 2018 Indigenous adults accounted for 30% of prison admissions while only 4% of Canada’s population
The rate of violent victimization among Indigenous people is double that of non-Indigenous
Indigenous women make up only 4% of Canada’s female population but roughly 50% of it’s trafficking victims.
This program assists individuals who may be seeking support and guidance with substance misuse, and to work towards a drug-free lifestyle. We assist individuals by developing a Client Action Plan that consists of referrals to shelters or housing facilities, food and other basic issues clients face after detoxification.
This program provides culturally safe one-on-one counselling and group programs to assist individuals working towards a healthier, more satisfying life, free from alcohol and drug use.
Offering culturally-appropriate mental wellness and substance use counselling, as well as group programs for recovery in the Surrey area.
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52% of Canadian children in foster care are Indigenous, but account for only 7.7% of the population
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Indigenous women are
3 times more likely to be victims of violence than non-Indigenous women
Less than 10 per cent of children in B.C. are Indigenous but account for 60 per cent of the kids in foster care
This program focuses on improving outcomes for Indigenous children in care by providing services and supports to safely return them to the care of their parents, or where that is not possible, to find temporary or permanent placements for them with relatives and/or community members that will be in their best interests.
The Indigenous Family and Youth Advocate is responsible for providing counselling, guidance, support, advice, referrals, education and advocacy for First Nations, Indigenous families and clients involved in child protection issues and other family matters.
We will guide you to effective resources to improve your community safety, enhance your ability to seek supportive services and reduce potential future incidences of violence.
Missing and Murdered Women’s Inquiry
Women’s Safety Guide
Complete list of resources with contact information of indigenous services available in BC.