Services

Individual Follow Ups

The team at the Justice Center support individuals throughout the entire process of the judicial and correctional systems. We receive self-referrals and referrals from partner organizations. Services include follow ups, accompaniments, crisis intervention, referrals, elaboration of wellness plans and support with reintegration, etc.

If you are having difficulties stabilizing your legal situation or need some information and support, please do not hesitate to give us a call!

Bail and Release Plans: A Key Resource
The services offered by the First Peoples Justice Center can be included as a key resource in a person’s bail plan or release plan. Whether you are interested in accessing group activities or individual support, the team at FPJCM understands that addressing your legal situation often includes working on your wellbeing and stability.

Do not hesitate to give us a call, we are here to assist you.

Healing Groups

My Medicine Bundle:
Facilitated by FPJCM staff and Robin Sky (Onen’tó:kon Healing Lodge), My Medicine Bundle is our reoccurring eight-week group for adults of any gender (18+) who may be involved in the justice or youth protection system, coming out of treatment or detention centers, interested in relapse prevention, interested in prevention and/or wanting to learn more about themselves and their substance use.

Please contact the Center for more information on dates and registration.

SMART Recovery 
Joel LaBillois will be facilitating this group intended for people who are considering treatment in the future, who are involved in the justice system, who are coming out of therapy, and/or interested in prevention and learning more about themselves and their substance use and self-harming behaviours. The group is facilitated in English and runs once weekly for 8 weeks.

Please contact the Center for more information on dates and registration.

Land-based Activities

In collaboration with the Healing Lodge (Cedar and Gold), the First Peoples Justice Center of Montreal’s offers land-based activities such as Medicine Walks on Mont-Royal and a traditional trapping workshop in the forest. These two-day retreats are held at a hunting camp in the Reserve Faunique Papineau-Labelle with Huron-Wendat hunter and teacher Médérik Sioui. Participants escape the concrete jungle and go out on the land to learn about trapping / hunting, share stories and connect with themselves, each other and the land in a healthy way.

Municipal Court Accompaniment Program

Do you need support with your tickets or your minor criminal charges at the Municipal Court of Montreal?

The First Peoples Justice Center and the City of Montreal is in the process of adapting a municipal court program to First Nations, Inuit and Métis residing in Montréal. The goal of the program is to offer a restorative alternative to the regular judicial process and to stabilize your legal situation by working on your well-being.

Who can take part in the program?
Any Indigenous person who has or is facing difficulties related to trauma, housing, mental health as well as addiction and has a penal and/or criminal accusations at the Ville de Montréal Municipal Court. The program is voluntary, you can withdraw from the program at any time.

How to join the program?

Individuals who decide to participate in the program are referred by the First Peoples Justice Center, as well as community workers, defence attorneys, or prosecutors.

Victim Services

Have you experienced violence or a situation where you felt you were the victim of a crime? The staff at the FPJCM can support you through active listening, referral and accompaniment. Don’t hesitate to get in touch, we are here for you!

Restorative Justice

The First Peoples Justice Center is currently working towards developing alternative healing options for Indigenous persons involved in the justice system in Montreal. As we have seen across urban center’s in Canada, community-led justice initiatives are crucial to supporting those involved in the legal system to develop and sustain their healing journey.

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