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Successful programme keeps Aboriginal offenders out of criminal justice system, minimizes repeat offences.

Event and OACJP Programme

Ottawa, Ontario


Event

Odawa Aboriginal Community Justice Programme to officially unveil its partnership with the Ottawa Court House in traditional ceremony with speakers, drumming and refreshments, Friday April 19th, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm, Main Atrium, Ottawa Court House, 161 Elgin St., Ottawa.


PROGRAMME

The Odawa Aboriginal Community Justice Programme, OACJP successfully keeps eligible aboriginal offenders out of the criminal justice system.

Eligible offenders enter the programme with personalized healing plans which may include therapy and counselling, addictions programmes, cultural programmes to help reconnect or strengthen the individual's cultural identity, and other suitable programmes. One of the OACJP Healing Plan's end goals is to minimize repeat offences. Successful completion of the individual's OACJP Healing Plan results in his/her charges being withdrawn by the Court.


OACJP offers justice services to off-set the over-representation of Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit peoples in the criminal justice system. Supported by The Department of Justice, Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres and The Ministry of the Attorney General, OACJP runs at the Odawa Native Friendship Centre, 12 Sterling Avenue, Ottawa.


For more information on the event and/or the OACJP please contact:

communityjustice odawa.on.ca

Phone: 613-722-3811 ext 270

Fax: 613.729.0032‏

http://www.odawa.on.ca/programs/justice