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.”
BC First Nations Justice Council Stands in Solidarity with Sheila Poorman and Supports Full Investigation into the Death and Disappearance of Daughter, Chelsea Poorman
“It’s alarming to see that in 2022, the Vancouver Police Department rushed to judgement,” said White. “We need to be as loud as possible to show them that we won’t accept these kinds of failures.”
DECRIMINALIZATION OF ILLICIT DRUGS UP TO 2.5 GRAMS IS A FIRST STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, SAYS BCFNJC
The BC First Nations Justice Council is pleased with today’s announcement regarding the decriminalization of possession of 2.5 grams of personal use drugs but feels that this is only a step in the right direction and not a full solution to addressing the problem.
Anti-Racism Data Act Essential to Address the Needs and Develop Fair and Equitable Services for Indigenous Peoples
History in the making as the Province of BC introduces new legislation.
Now is time to push forward public safety and policing through self-determination