A HELPING HAND
TO JUSTICE

The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia provides culturally-appropriate services to Indigenous people and communities consistent with their needs.

ABOUT US

For almost 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

COURT

Native Courtworker Services

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.

Downtown Community Court

The Indigenous Case Worker at the Downtown Community Court aims to increase understanding of rights, obligations, court processes, cultural considerations and other relevant factors for an Indigenous accused, the Downtown Community Court staff, partners and the judiciary.

For more information around these programs and a Courtworker FAQ

DID YOU KNOW

INCARCERATION

In 2018 Indigenous adults accounted for 30% of prison admissions while only 4% of Canada’s population

VIOLENT VICTIMIZATION

The rate of violent victimization among Indigenous people is double that of non-Indigenous

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Indigenous women make up only 4% of Canada’s female population but roughly 50% of it’s trafficking victims.

WELLNESS

Indigenous Detox Support Workers Program

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. 

Alcohol and Drug Outpatient Services

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. 

Surrey Indigenous Mental Health & Addictions Counselling

Offering culturally-appropriate mental wellness and substance use counselling, as well as group programs for recovery in the Surrey area.

For more information on these programs

DID YOU KNOW

FOSTER CARE

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

FOSTER CARE

Less than 10 per cent of children in B.C. are Indigenous but account for 60 per cent of the kids in foster care

FAMILY & YOUTH SERVICES

Family and Youth Services – Fraser Valley

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 Family and Youth Advocate Program

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.

For more information on these programs

WOMEN’S PROGRAMS

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

For more information on these programs

COMMUNITY NEWS & RESOURCES

COMMUNITY RESOURCES GUIDE

Complete list of resources with contact information of indigenous services available in BC.