The Indigenous Justice Centre (IJC) in Prince Rupert offers legal services to Indigenous people in the community who otherwise cannot access it. They may not be eligible for Legal Aid for a variety of reasons, or need legal advice on matters not covered by Legal Aid.
The Prince Rupert IJC has a Community Outreach Coordinator working with Nations and local service providers to maintain accurate, up-to-date information on each program, eligibility criteria, waitlists and more for programming that may be of interest to our clients.
The Prince Rupert IJC can also assist with reintegration services for people coming back into community from correctional institutions.
Come in and meet with our Community Outreach Coordinator, who will help you decide what services are appropriate for you. It could be:
- An appointment with Legal Aid
- 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 restorative justice program that works for you
Prince Rupert IJC Structure
The Prince Rupert IJC is a partnership between the BC First Nations Justice Council and the Prince Rupert Aboriginal Community Services Society (PRACSS). PRACSS has been delivering Aboriginal justice initiatives to Prince Rupert and the surrounding region since 1999.
In support of healthy, thriving Aboriginal communities, PRACSS works to enrich the lives of Aboriginal people. The Society reaches single people, families, children, youth, adults and elders, administering and delivering a range of programs and assistance.