Indigenous Community Justice 

Services being provided by Indigenous Community Justice Program during COVID-19 Pandemic

Although the Indigenous Community Justice Program cannot provide typical services during social distancing measures, contact with clients and stakeholders continues to be extremely important in order for circle and healing plans to resume when possible.  During this difficult time the Indigenous Community Justice Coordinator is maintaining contact with any referrals made from the pre-charge and post charge context. Contact with court stakeholders (eg: Legal Aid Ontario and the OPP) will be maintained to provide updates with respect to referrals to the Indigenous Community Justice Program.

When social distancing measures have relaxed the Indigenous Community Justice Coordinator will resume attendance at First Appearance Court and begin the intake process with referrals made while social distancing measures were in place. 

 

Any referrals to the program are asked to establish contact either by email (communityjustice@nechee.org) or phone (Cell: 807-464-4371).

Indigenous Community Justice

Indigenous Community Justice Program (ICJP) Is an Indigenous diversion program that focuses on culturally-based responses to offender behaviour. This Program addresses underlying causes and/or factors affecting participants.


The ICJP also seeks to address the needs of those impacted by a criminal offence, and can include victims, families, and other representatives in Program processes.


ICJP participants are involved in planning their diversion activities. They are accountable therefore to themselves, community members that work with and support them, and to the ICJP itself. This model creates an opportunity for individuals to own their healing, and develop healthy relationships within the broader community.


Individuals MUST voluntarily agree to participate in the ICJP. Being open to change and challenging oneself is a hint for long-term success.

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