Ne Chee Friendship Centre

Site: Kenora - 2nd St S

Service: Native Criminal Courtwork Program

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides support to Indigenous people in conflict with the Criminal Justice System 
  • Assists the accused to better understand their rights, options and responsibilities under the law 
  • Provides clarification of the charge and the court procedure 
  • Assists with understanding the fulfillment requirements of the sentence including bail documents and probation orders 
  • Provides advocacy on behalf of the accused to the court 
  • Offers the services of a Native Inmate Liaison worker 
  • Gives referrals to legal resources and appropriate social, education, employment and medical resources to address the problems contributing to the charges 
  • Provides education and promotes understanding of the Criminal Justice System and alternative justice processes to the Aboriginal community
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Kenora District
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
  • Individuals in conflict with the Criminal Justice System 
  • Open to all with a focus on off reserve Indigenous peoples
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-5440
Fax 807-468-5340
E-Mail reception@nechee.org
Website www.nechee.org
Primary Contact Chenille White, Criminal Courtworker; Phone: 807-468-9657; Email: criminalcourtwork2@nechee.org
Alternate Contact Julie Lessard, Criminal Courtworker; Phone: 807-468-9657; Email: criminalcourtwork@nechee.org
Primary Executive Patti Fairfield, Executive Director; Phone: 807-468-5440 ext 222; Email: aces@nechee.org
Alternate Executive Lisa Savoyard, Receptionist
Site Location Next door to the Century Cinema Theatre
Located In Community Kenora
Address 326 2nd St S
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
 
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Intersection 2nd St S and Chipman St
Mailing Address PO Box 241 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1976
Funding Provincial ; Federal