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Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia
207 - 1999 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3J3
Toll Free: 1-877-811-1190
The newly elected Executive Committee for the Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC, Terry LaLiberte, QC, President, Ken Watts, Vice-President, Lynn Collins, Secretary-Treasurer wish to send Warm Greetings for the Holiday Season to the NCCABC Board of Directors, NCCABC Staff, their families and community members.
Best Wishes to All for a Prosperous, Healthy Happy New Year!
The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia (NCCABC) provides culturally appropriate services to aboriginal people and communities consistent with their needs. Our service is accomplished through access to counselling and referral services to clients with substance abuse and detox support issues; advocacy services for aboriginal family and youth; facilitating and enhancing access to justice by assisting clients involved in the criminal justice system; provides services to Vancouver community court; providing community outreach; networking and partnerships; advocacy services; and providing training and workshops.
Our dedicated employees are responsive to the needs of the community by providing quality, innovative and educational options where people are treated with dignity and respect.
Showcasing Our 40 Year History
Showcasing Aboriginal Courtworkers of Canada
First Nations Court Opening Ceremony in Duncan
The Duncan First Nations Court Opening Ceremony took place on Friday, October 11, 2013.
Attendees included: Attorney General Suzanne Anton, Q.C., Deputy Minister Richard Fyfe, Q.C., Assistant Deputy Minister of Court Services Kevin Jardine, Chief Judge T. Crabtree, Judge Adrian Brooks, Judge Marion Buller-Bennett (FNC presiding Judge), Judge Josiah Wood, Regional Crown John Labossiere, Director of Aboriginal Programs Susan Hendricks, RCMP, local MPs and surrounding First Nations’ Chief and Council.
First Nations Court (FNC) is a judge-initiated sentencing project to address the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system. FNC has been in operation since May of 2013 and has local Elders who share traditional teachings while making recommendations to the court during the sentencing process.