ERIC Number: ED207742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia. Annual Report, 1980-81.
Native Courtworker and Counseling Association of British Columbia, Vancouver.
The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia, with objectives of providing courtworker services for Native Indians charged with offenses; supplying information on legal rights, responsibilities, and operation of the justice system; and reducing the number of Native people in conflict with the law, handled 4,860 Native clients on 6,933 charges during 1980-81. Most frequent offenses were: drinking-driving, 1,427; theft, 1,356; robbery, breaking and entering, 696; and motor vehicle, 671. Sentences delivered most often were: fines, 2,470; probation, 1,637; and prison terms, 1,115. Besides court cases, Association services included: courtworkers who also functioned as correctional officers; providing five Prison Liaison counsellors; problem prevention at the community level; familiarizing police and others with Native culture and history through sensitization workshops; providing community legal education; and employing a consumer education consultant. Included is a progress report on the Local Employment Assistance Program which trains Native persons in skills for employment as courtworkers or in other Native social service work organizations. Also given are a map showing membership regions and location of courtworkers, listings of principal bands and communities, an organizational chart, biographies of the Board of Directors, staff names and addresses by region, bylaws of the Association, and the auditors' report. (AW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Native Courtworker and Counseling Association of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada