Red Lake Indian Friendship Centre

Site: Site 1 - Head Office

Service: Criminal Courtwork Program

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides support to Aboriginal 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 Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Red Lake
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
  • Individuals in conflict with the Criminal Justice System  
  • Off-reserve Aboriginal people
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-727-2847
Toll Free Phone 1-877-886-8988
Fax 807-727-3253
E-Mail friends@rlifc.ca
Website www.rlifc.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Charlene Walsh, Criminal Courtworker; Phone: 807-727-2847 ext 223; Email: court@rlifc.ca
Primary Executive Donald Copenace, Executive Director; Phone: 807-727-2847 ext 224; Email: director@rlifc.ca
Alternate Executive Monique Tougas, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-727-3000 ext 26; Email: operations@rlifc.ca
Site Location Behind the OPP Detachment
Located In Community Red Lake
Address 1 Legion Rd
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
 
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Intersection 1 Legion Rd and Howey St
Mailing Address c/o Aboriginal Criminal Courtwork Program 
PO Box 244 
Red Lake, ON P0V 2M0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking -- Accessible with one designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- Accessible from street level, no automatic push button door; Washroom -- Accessible with side holding bar
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal