Justice Department

Kaakewaaseya means “good path” and it gives direction to the many programs operating under the umbrella of the Grand Council Treaty #3 Justice portfolio;

  • Community Justice
  • Youth Reintegration
  • Indigenous Bail Verification & Supervision
  • Gladue Report Writers
  • Gladue Aftercare
  • Indigenous Support Network
  • Indigenous Justice Liaison

Community Justice Initiative

This project is the start of a Treaty #3 nation-wide strategy to develop Aboriginal community-based restorative justice approaches in our First Nations. Grand Council Treaty #3 Justice staff work directly with First Nations’ justice teams to divert pre- and post-charge offences in community-based processes in Grassy Narrows, Lac Seul, Naicatchewenin, Naotkamegwanning, Onigaming, Wabaseemoong, as well as the Rainy River First Nations.

The long-term goals are:

  • Support healing and accountability within communities
  • Reduce the number of Treaty #3 members charged and in jail

 

Youth Re-Integration Program

This program is the beginning of a nation-wide strategy to develop re-integration for youth through Aboriginal community-based restorative justice. Youth get an opportunity to receive help in the community through counselling supports, family support, and elder guidance.

The goals of this program are:

  • Promote healing and accountability within communities
  • Have our youth supported during and after probation
  • Reduce the number of Treaty #3 members charged and in jail

 

Indigenous Bail Verification and Supervision Program

The Indigenous Bail Verification and Supervision Program (IBVSP) assists Treaty #3 members, men and women aged 18 and older who are accused of a criminal of-fence/s, awaiting bail proceedings, remanded for show cause hearing, and do not have the financial means or available surety to meet bail needs.

IBVSP Main Functions:

  • Identify the availability of a surety
  • Provide verified, neutral and factual information about an accused person at bail proceedings
  • Provide supervision, aftercare, and referral services for individuals released from custody by the Courts, where the condition of release directs reporting to IBVSP (Verification Report).

The IBVSP is responsible for supervising bail court orders and enforcement by alleged violation of release orders by in initiating breach proceedings. IBVSP provides clients with an opportunity to access culturally supportive programs and community based-services meaning Kaakewaaseya “Good Path” during Judicial Interim Release.

IBVSP operates at no cost to the client

Anishinaabemowin (language) and Disability Accommodations Available

 

Gladue Services 

What is a Gladue Report?

Jamie Gladue, an Aboriginal woman, was charged with second-degree murder after she killed her fiancé. She was subsequently convicted of manslaughter.

The trial judge sentenced her to 3 years’ imprisonment. Jamie appealed her sentence all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

The Supreme Court has recognized that the number of Aboriginal people being sent to jail has increased significantly over the last several decades because of the racism. Aboriginal people face within the justice system.

A Gladue Report is a document that gives the Judge information he/she needs to make the best decision possible when sentencing. 

Role of the Gladue Writer:

  • To prepare and complete Gladue report, at the bail stage or sentencing stage, when a request is approved
  • To interview the Aboriginal offender about his/her background information, his/her immediate family and extended family members, as well as, others from his/her community
  • To make recommendations for alternative sentencing, another imprisonment such as restorative justice, healing circles, culturally-appropriate treatment options

 

Gladue Aftercare

Gladue Aftercare is the second phase of the Gladue services program. The Aftercare workers assist Aboriginal community members to follow through with Gladue Report recommendations.

This Program exists because many clients may feel lost and disconnected while going through the justice system. They may feel confused about how to deal with their current situations or issues. Clients will be able to access supports, advice, and help that they may have otherwise not known about.

 

Indigenous Justice Liaison Coordinator

The IJLC provides several services to Anishinaabe people in the Treaty #3 area to help increase access to justice and advocate for First Nations Peoples in the Justice System, using restorative justice processes.

The IJLC can:

  • Provide information to First Nations regarding Legal Aid Services
  • Help throughout the Pardon Application Process
  • Promote Aboriginal people’s involvement in Jury Duty, including providing Jury Duty Education
  • Facilitate discussion and meetings with people in communities

 

Indigenous Support Network Coordinator

The Indigenous Support Network Coordinator will provide support to victims of crime to make justice meaningful and effective for people in the Treaty #3 community.

Services offered include:

  • Assisting in the development of a Victim services program that is culturally sensitive and holistic, with support and referrals in place within the communities
  • Providing clients and families with the tools, knowledge, and guidance for self-empowerment during their journey of healing
  • Assisting clients to have direct access too culturally appropriate services
  • Work closely with clients and communities, building strong, trusting relationships
  • Ensure clients’ immediate personal safety takes priority
  • Put social services in place to assist in the prevention of suicide and self-harm

Contact Information

Kenora

Lori Copenace
Receptionist
Ph: 807-468-2381 ext.0
Fax: 807-468-9739

Arthur Huminuk
Justice Director
Direct: 807-468-2381 ext.1
Fax: 807-468-9739

Alicia McLeod
Justice Projects Coordinator
Direct: 807-468-2381 ext.0
Fax: 807-468-9739

Eagle White
Bail Verification & Supervision Worker
Direct: 807-468-2381 ext.2
Fax: 807-468-9739

Beverly Williamson
Gladue Services Writer
Direct: 807-468-2381 ext.3
Fax: 807-468-9739

Wanda Marshall
Youth Programs Team Lead
Direct: 807-468-2381 ext.6
Fax: 807-468-9739

Robert Nelson
Gladue Aftercare
Direct: 807-468-2381 ext.4
Fax: 807-468-9739

Kelli Ducharme
Indigenous Support Network Coordinator
Direct: 807-468-2381 ext.5
Fax: 807-468-9739

Michael Sutherland
Discharge Coordinator
Ph: 807-468-2381
Fax: 807-468-9739

 

Dryden

Danielle Cameron
Receptionist
Direct: 807-223-1199 ext.1
Fax: 807-223-1195

Sherry Cameron
Community Justice Team Lead
Direct: 807-223-1199 ext.1
Fax: 807-223-1195

Kelly Derosier
Bail Verification & Supervision Team Lead
Direct: 807-223-1199 ext.2
Fax: 807-223-1195

Jennifer Groves
Gladue Services Writer
Direct: 807-223-1199 ext.4
Fax: 807-223-1195

Christine Neilson
Gladue Aftercare
Direct: 807-223-1199
Fax: 807-223-1195

Lisa Penner
Indigenous Support Network Coordinator
Direct: 807-223-1199 ext.5
Fax: 807-223-1195

 

Fort Frances

Chrissy MacLeod
Receptionist
Direct: 807-788-1003 ext.210
Fax: 807-274-9920

Priscilla Krebs
Gladue Services Writer
Direct: 807-788-1003 ext.206
Fax: 807-274-9920

Allison Badiuk
Gladue Aftercare
Direct: 807-788-1003 ext.207
Fax: 807-274-9920

Larry Indian
Bail Verification & Supervision Worker
Direct: 807-788-1003 ext.205
Fax: 807-274-9920

Travis Tom
Community Justice / Bail Verification & Supervision Worker
Direct: 807-788-1003 ext.204
Fax: 807-274-9920

Kerry Zub
Indigenous Support Network Coordinator
Direct: 807-788-1003 ext.208
Fax: 807-274-9920

Mandy Fisk
Community Justice Worker
Direct: 807-788-1003 ext.201
Fax: 807-274-9920

Grassy Narrows

Crystal Swain
Community Justice Coordinator
Direct:807-925-1081
Fax: 807-925-1080

Randy Fobister
Youth Reintegration Worker
Direct: 807-925-1081
Fax: 807-925-1080

Maybelline Loon
Indigenous Support Network Coordinator
Direct:807-925-1081
Fax: 807-925-1080

 

Lac Seul – Frenchman’s Head

Bobby Binguis
Bail Verification & Supervision Worker
Direct:807-582-0001
Fax: 807-582-0002

Kieran Davis
Indigenous Support Network Coordinator
Direct:807-582-0001
Fax: 807-582-0002

David Sanderson
Youth Reintegration Worker
Direct:807-582-0001
Fax: 807-582-0002

 

Lac Seul – Kejick Bay

Vacant
Direct: 807-582-3211
Fax: 807-582-3493

 

Naotkamegwanning

Thomas White Jr.
Youth Reintegration Worker
Direct: 807-226-1133 ext.204

Kailyn Archibald
Gladue Services Writer
Direct: 807-226-1133 ext.204

 

Wabaseemoong

Barrie Henry
Bail Verification & Supervision Worker
Direct: 807-468-2381 ext.2
Fax: 807-468-9739

Linda Cameron
Indigenous Support Network Coordinator
Direct: 807-927-9960

Bruce Henry
Youth Reintegration Worker
Direct: 807-927-9960

Glenn Cameron
Community Justice Coordinator
Direct: 807-927-9960

Partner Offices

Naicatchewenin

Vacant
Community Justice Worker
Direct: 807-486-3407

 

Onigaming

David Kelly
Community Justice Worker
Direct: 807-484-2162 ext.222
Fax: 807-484-2737