Providing Life-Journey Support Services
We provide a wide range of programming. Please explore our programs below.
Meeting the needs of the native people who come into conflict with the law and are unfamiliar with the legal system in an urban environment.
To restore a greater degree of responsibility by the Aboriginal community within the City of Thunder Bay for the conduct of Aboriginal people in conflict with the justice system.
The Indigenous Peoples Court is a new Holistic way of dealing with our Indigenous People going through the court system.
The intent of a Gladue Report is to provide information to the court – for sentencing purposes – regarding the life circumstances of an Aboriginal offender.
The Thunder Bay Youth Justice Committee Program is based on a restorative approach to justice. It includes participation of victims, offenders and communities to provide an opportunity for healing and reparation for individuals and communities. It gives priority to the offender accountability, needs of the victims, community wellness and healing.
The Victim Advocate caseworker provides clients who are victims of crime with support and encourages active participation in the Restorative Justice circle process within the Friendship Centre. The Victim Advocate Caseworker will prepare clients for the Restorative Justice process and will provide ongoing support.
Assist victims of offences, to understand their rights and responsibilities and refer them to appropriate services within the Friendship Centre or to external agencies as needed.
The Victim Advocate Caseworker will attend Healing Circle's with their client or on behalf of clients. The Victim Advocate Caseworker also attends the Indigenous Peoples Court and will support victims through the court process.