Indigenous Courtworkers Program

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

**Update as of December 14th, 2020**

Services being provided by the Indigenous Courtworker Program during Pandemic:

  • Referrals

  • Assistance with applying to Legal Aid process

  • Assistance with connecting to ZOOM courts

  • Information on Court matters and processes

  • Information on Emergency Fook Hampers

  • Court Date inquires

  • Connecting individuals to Duty Counsel

  • Access to printing, faxing, phone

  • Liaising between direct service users and justice personnel

Courthouse Office:

Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm Courtworkers will be available at the Courthouse located on level 1 room 137B. Upon entering the courthouse, a mask must be worn, and a COVID-19 screening will need to be completed. Please contact a Courtworker before hand if you need a mask. 

Friendship Centre Office:

Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm Courtworkers will be available at the Ne-Chee Friendship Centre located on Second Street. An appointment with a Courtworker must be scheduled to enter the Centre. Upon entering the Centre, a mask must be worn, and a COVID-19 screening form will need to be completed. There are masks available when entering. 

 

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

 

Marvin Tom: criminalcourtwork@nechee.org

Amy Kristalovich: criminalcourtwork2@nechee.org

Sherman Kabestra: familycourtwork@nechee.org

           

Courthouse Office: (807) 468-9657

Friendship Centre Office: (807) 468-5440

 

Courtworkers can also be reached by messaging the 

NFC Indigenous Courtwork Programs Facebook Page or Ne-Chee Courtworker Facebook Account

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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