Ontario Native Council on Justice
Organization profile published 1983

Year Published:  1983  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2839

Abstract:  THE ONTARIO NATIVE COUNCIL ON JUSTICE has been in existence since 1975. Its objectives include:
- to act in the development of a justice policy pertaining to Native people and in so doing, to identify problems and propose solutions.
- to encourage and facilitate the initiation, development and funding of justice-related programs which are designed and operated by and for Native people;
- to conduct and publish research on justice-realated areas of concern of Native people; and
- to make recommendations and presentations to individual ministries in the justice policy field.

The COUNCIL works co-operatively with a number of Native organizations and government ministries and therefore cannot claim exclusive credit for any accomplishments. However, it can take pride in several achievements to which it has contributed, including; development of a legal clinic in Thunder Bay; development of Native inmate liaison projects in Cochrane, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Kenora; produciton of polity statements on several issues of concern; and the production and distribution of several publications. The COUNCIL's publicaitons cover such topics as the Native inmate, the Native young offenders, courts and Native legal clinics. A list of publications is available upon request.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1983.

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