United Native Friendship Centre

Site: Circle of Life Centre

Service: Indigenous Courtwork Programs

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Ensures that Aboriginal people who come into conflict with the law understand the process, and their legal rights 
  • Acts as a liaison between the individual/family and the court 
  • Ensures that the individual/family understands their legal rights and/or obligations pertaining to the law and the legal process with both the Criminal Court and Family Court 
  • Provides information about preventative measures imposed by the court such as bail, detention or conditional release 
  • Offers individual counselling 
  • Assists with preparing pre-sentence reports 
  • Explains conditions of probation to individual 
  • Works with community agencies on behalf of individual to ensure sentencing conditions are met 
  • Visits incarcerated individuals to provide support and maintains contact with Native Inmate Liaison worker  
  • Provides education and information about the legal system
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Sep-Jun * Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm, Jul-Aug
Areas Served Rainy River District
  • Individuals involved with the court system either from accusations of a crime or dealing with family issues  
  • Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal peoples
Application Requires a signed consent form and completion of a program intake form
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8541
Toll Free Phone 1-877-496-9034
Fax 807-274-4067
E-Mail inquiry@unfc.org
Website www.unfc.org/aboriginal-courtwork-programs
Primary Contact Combined Courtworker; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 293
Alternate Contact Darcy Kavanaugh, Criminal Courtworker and Justice Team Lead; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 290; Email: dkavanaugh@unfc.org
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address Circle of Life Centre
616 Mowat Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
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Intersection Mowat Ave and 1st St E
Mailing Address PO Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal