Indigenous Courtworkers Program

Services being provided by Criminal & Family Courtwork Program during COVID-19 Pandemic

Most court dates have been remanded until further notice. Due to physical and social distancing measures Court Workers are unable to see clients in person. Court workers are still able to provide some services over the phone, email, or Facebook messenger. 

These services include:

 

  • Referrals for mental health services

  • Referrals for food hampers

  • Clarifying any questions, regarding their rights, options, and responsibilities for when they do have their court date.

  • Provide legal education resources

  • Assist in contacting Lawyers

  • Assisting Lawyers and Legal Aid Ontario

 

Once the Court House reopens and physical distancing measures are less restricted Court workers will resume attending court and will be able to provide in person assistance.

 

For any questions, concerns or to make phone call appointments please contact any of the Court Workers at:

 

Marvin Tom: criminalcourtwork@nechee.org

Amy Kristalovich: criminalcourtwork2@nechee.org

Sherman Kabestra: familycourtwork@nechee.org

           

            Or

 

Send us a message on Facebook: NeChee Courtworkers

Indigenous Courtworkers Program

The Indigenous Criminal Courtwork Program who are available 8:30 am-4:00 pm  assist accused offenders to better understand their rights, options and responsibilities when appearing before the courts, through the guidance of a Courtworker.

 

Aboriginal Courtworkers are not Lawyers and do not give legal advice. They are Courtworkers and advocates, who speak on a person’s behalf if they can’t or won’t speak for themselves while involved in the criminal justice system.

The Indigenous Family Courtwork Program who are available 8:30 am-4:00 pm  assist Aboriginal youth involved in the criminal justice system, separating couples involved in family court and Aboriginal families dealing with child welfare matters, to navigate the court process, through the guidance of a Courtworker.

 

Aboriginal Courtworkers are not Lawyers and do not give legal advice. Courtworkers are advocates who speak on a person’s behalf if they can’t or won’t speak for themselves while involved in the criminal justice system. 

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