The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peterborough will work alongside other members of the Indigenous Peoples’ Court (IPC) committee to pilot a bi-weekly provincial court in Peterborough for Indigenous individuals facing criminal charges. The IPC committee consists of representatives from First Nations communities, Friendship Centres, Legal Aid Ontario, and the Ministry of the Attorney General. Grant funds will be used to hire an Indigenous court worker who will raise awareness among court personnel of the IPC process and provide system navigation support to those participating in the court. Through this initiative, the IPC committee will work to address the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.
March 30, 2021
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