Youth Justice Committees of Ontario - Northwestern Ontario

Site: Fort Frances

Service: Youth Justice Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Acts as an alternative justice program in place of the regular court system
  • Meets with those alleged to have committed non violent offences and victims to negotiate an appropriate way to make amends for their actions 
  • Provides an increased role for victims and communities in dealing with minor offenses committed by persons who are prepared to be accountable
NOTE: Offenders who plead innocent must remain in the regular court system
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
Offences eligible for referral include: 
  • Theft, possession under $5,000 (for example, shoplifting, possession of stolen property or goods) 
  • False pretenses under $5,000 (for example, price switching) 
  • Mischief under $5,000 (for example, breaking a shop window) 
  • Causing a disturbance 
  • Fraud under $5,000 
  • False statements under $5,000 
  • Food, accommodation fraud
Expanded offences eligible include: 
  • Property offences over $5,000 
  • Giving a false name when arrested 
  • Credit card offences 
  • Minor assaults (schoolyard scuffles, altercations and interpersonal conflicts)
  • Police may refer an offender to a committee before a charge is laid  
  • Crown may refer an offender after a charge is laid
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8541
Toll Free Phone 1-877-496-9034
Fax 807-274-4067
Primary Contact Larry Indian, Youth Justice Worker, United Native Friendship Centre; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 292; Email:
Site Location United Native Friendship Centre
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 516 Portage Ave
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2A3
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Intersection Portage Ave and Scott St
Mailing Address c/o Youth Justice Program 
Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG)