Description & Services
Description (Service) Acts as an alternative justice program in place of the regular court system 
  • Coordinates a meeting (Youth Justice Conference) between the victim and their supporters, the offender and their parents/supporters and program facilitators 
  • Allows each party to tell their story of how the crime involved and affected them 
  • Assists all members to form a resolution contract that outlines consequences for the offender such as curfew, compensation, school work and personal and public service, instead of being lawfully charged
 
NOTE: Offenders who plead innocent must remain in the regular court system
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River District
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
 
  • First time, low risk young offenders who are accused of an offence which took place in the Fort Frances Court catchment area 
  • Offences must be non violent and 
  • Individual must take full responsibility for their actions and 
  • Victim must be willing to take part in the program 
  • Offender is expected to complete the resolution contract terms within 3 months 
  • Open to all with a focus on off-reserve Aboriginal peoples
Application
  • Pre-charge referral accepted from the investigating police officer 
  • Post-charge referral accepted from the Crown Attorney
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 807-274-4110
E-Mail inquiry@unfc.org
Website www.unfc.org/youth-justice-progam
Primary Contact Larry Indian, Youth Justice Worker; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 292; Email: lindian@unfc.org
Primary Executive Sheila McMahon, Executive Director; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 227; Email: smcmahon@unfc.org
Alternate Executive Melanie McPherson, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-274-8541 ext 227; Email: mmcpherson@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 c/o Youth Justice Program 
PO Box 752 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established October 2002
Funding Provincial - Attorney General of the Province of Ontario ; Federal ; Fundraising