401 N. Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 4P7
P. 807-345-5840
F. 807-344-8945

Indigenous Bail Verification Supervision Program

Verify information about the Indigenous accused at judicial interim release proceedings and to assist the court in considering and selecting suitable candidates for Bail and Bail supervision.

Provides adequate supervision services, including access to culturally appropriate programming for Indigenous accused and supports compliance with conditions of bail.

Indigenous Bail Verification Supervision Program (IBVSP)

The Indigenous Bail Verification Supervision Program (IBVSP) provides culturally based supports to Indigenous persons applying for a Bail release from custody. The IBVSP serves two principals: the presumption of innocence prior to conviction and fair equitable treatment regardless of social and economic background.

The IBVSP will assist in:

  • Identifying the availability of surety for the Indigenous accused
  • Provide verified factual information about the Indigenous accused at judicial interim release proceedings that will assist the court in selecting suitable candidates for bail and bail supervision
  • Provide supervision, counselling and referral services while on release from custody by the courts where the condition of the release directs the Indigenous accused to be supervised.

Target Group:

Verification: Indigenous accused who are:

  • awaiting initial bail proceedings;
  • remanded for Show Cause hearing;
  • in custody and unable to meet their surety or cash bail;
  • appealing a bail decision which has resulted in detention

 

Supervision: Accused persons, who are facing probable detention unless otherwise offered bail supervision, and who are released by the court on a release order with conditions to be under the supervision of the Indigenous Bail Program.