BCFNJC Receives Funding from the Province of British Columbia to Design of Pilot Program to address Structural Factors Contributing to Indigenous Overrepresentation in the Criminal Justice System

“Too often the underlying factors driving contact with the criminal justice system go ignored. Funding dedicated to better understanding these factors is limited, and the existing culturally appropriate supports and programs are insufficient. With this pilot, the BCFNJC intends to focus on harm reduction, education, and providing the necessary supports that promote diversion and healing for our people and communities.”

The BC First Nations Justice Council, British Columbia, and Canada continue to advance Indigenous justice priorities in British Columbia

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The BC First Nations Justice Strategy sets the stage for, and commits BC, Canada, and First Nations, to transform the justice system. This will require the federal, provincial governments, the First Nations Justice Council and First Nations, along with leadership of the justice system, to work together in close coordination and partnership to bring about the justice system we have envisioned together.