The Indigenous Justice Centre (IJC) in Merritt offers legal services in criminal and child protection matters to Indigenous people in the community who are not eligible for Legal Aid.
The Merritt IJC team provides services to the surrounding communities, including working with Nations and local service providers to connect people with programs that may be of interest to our clients.
Come in and meet with our staff, and they will work to help you decide what services are appropriate for you.
Some of the services could be the following:
- A meeting with our lawyer
- Advocacy and support for dealing with the Ministry of Children & Family Development
- A liaison to help you get support from your First Nations Band
- Creating a diversion or healing plan that works for you
Merritt IJC Service Area
- Upper Nicola
- Lower Nicola
The Merritt IJC works with Elders who can spend time with the clients and staff for advice or general support.