Indigenous Court Worker

The purpose of the Indigenous Court Worker Program is to help Indigenous people involved in the criminal justice system to obtain fair, just, equitable, and culturally relevant treatment. The Indigenous Court Worker will work with Indigenous clients involved in the criminal justice system to provide assistance navigate the criminal justice process, increase their understanding of their rights during the justice process, and provide restorative justice options whenever possible.

The Indigenous Court Worker will work to improve communication, linkages, and collaboration between Indigenous people and justice workers while advocating to ensure Indigenous people involved in the justice system are afforded all rights and privileges available to them.

The Indigenous Court Worker Program will ensure clients have access to a Certified Gladue Report Writer and that these reports are completed fully, presented in a timely manner, and recommendations are followed.

The Indigenous Court Worker will refer Indigenous people charged with an offence to the appropriate resources to help facilitate their healing journey. The program will also provide support to Indigenous family members and deliver practical, community-based justice options, workshops, and information
sessions to Indigenous youth, Elders, and community members.

For more information, contact:
Indigenous Court Worker
Phone: (902) 629-1541
Email: courtworker@ncpei.com