Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 40: Justice (25-42)

Restorative Justice Victim Services

There are currently 32 Indigenous justice programs applying restorative justice principles.

Indigenous victims of crime can find victim services in their communities by calling VictimLink BC. VictimLink’s services are available in 130 languages and dialects, including 17 North American Indigenous languages.

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of B.C.

NCCABC offices are located in 23 B.C. communities and covers 74% of the courthouses throughout the province. Native courtworkers provide information and guidance to Indigenous peoples charged with an offence at all stages of the criminal justice process, including referral to legal resources and other community resources such as education, employment and addictions treatment. Native courtworkers provide cultural awareness to justice officials, informing of the cultural traditions, values, languages, socio-economic conditions and other concerns of the Indigenous community and the perspective of an Indigenous offender.