The mission of the Prince George Urban Aboriginal Justice Society (PGUAJS) is to reduce the number of Aboriginal people in conflict with the law. The Society recognizes that both preventive and responsive approaches are required.
PGUAJS - Prince George Indigenous Court - Support
PGUAJS helps clients navigate the criminal courts and criminal law. Our adult program assists clients who are referred into the Prince George Indigenous Court by Crown Counsel, Defense Counsel, Adult Probation Officers and/or the Elders Justice Council. PGUAJS helps clients access vital community programs and counselling.
PGUAJS - Adult Diversion and Alternative Measures Program
PGUAJS assists with the monitoring of adult offenders under the supervision of the Corrections Branch, which may include, but not be limited to orders such as probation, bail, community supervision which includes diversion, alternative measures, Crown Counsel referrals for restorative justice circles, community work service, court orders redirected by Community Corrections probation officers.
PGUAJS - Youth Diversion Program
Restorative justice circles are held for youth who have committed summary offences. An agreement is formulated through the restorative circle process and must be completed by the youth in a fixed amount of time. The PGUAJS team supports youth in completing their agreement. If the youth complies fully with the agreement, charges will be dropped.
PGUAJS - The Aboriginal Liaison Program
PGUAJS has a contractual agreement with the Prince George Regional Correction Centre to provide Aboriginal inmates with culturally relevant support services on a weekly basis.
PGUAJS - Aboriginal Wellness Reintegration Program
This is a new initiative for PGUAJS, funded by Public Safety Canada. The primary goals and objectives are to: – Address the recidivism rate of Indigenous people involved within the justice system; – Provide the necessary support to help inmates identify release plans to address the criminogenic factors that led them to becoming incarcerated; – Link the inmate with community supports to increase their potential to succeed.
Contact the Community Reintegration Worker for more information (email and phone number provided below)
Contact the Institution Reintegration Worker
Phone: 250-562-7928 ext 7
Email: [email protected]