620 Victoria Avenue East, 2nd Floor
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1A9
Indigenous Bail Verification Supervision Program (IBVSP)
The Indigenous Bail Verification and Supervision Program (IBVSP) serves two principals: the presumption of innocence prior to conviction and fair equitable treatment regardless of social and economic background.
The IBVSP Caseworkers provide culturally based supports to Indigenous persons while on a release from custody with Bail conditions. Interviews occur by telephone or in-person to identify and verify the availability of a surety and/or adequate housing/accommodations, etc. that will assist in a Bail release.
While on supervision Indigenous persons are provided with:
- access to culturally based programs, services, and supports
- referrals to appropriate services
- access to basic needs
- advocacy and liaison services
Criteria: identify as Indigenous, Metis or Inuit
Referrals are accepted from Defence Counsel or Duty Counsel.
For more information or to access the program contact the IBVSP Caseworkers at:
807 345-5840 ext 9064 or 9065 or cell 807 633 – 6071 or 807 620 – 8187