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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous people with addiction issues.
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Indigenous Detox Follow-up Support Program

This outreach service coaches Indigenous 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 Indigenous cultural traditions, values, languages, socio-economic conditions and related issues.

High Risk Indigenous Youth Program

Called “Changing Directions In Support of Indigenous Youth”, this program supports high risk Indigenous 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.

Additional Programs

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