Provincial Court: New Indigenous Court in Hazelton

Announced October 20, 2020:

"British Columbia’s eighth Indigenous sentencing court will open in Hazelton in Spring of 2021. Indigenous Courts currently operate in seven B.C. communities - New Westminster, Duncan, Kamloops, North Vancouver, Merritt, Williams Lake and Prince George. The Indigenous Court working group in Hazelton invited the Provincial Court to work with them to develop a court process that could help address the overrepresentation of Indigenous people involved in the criminal justice system.

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Today’s announcement is a significant step in the ongoing process of community involvement in the creation of innovative solutions to improve the delivery of justice. The court will begin sitting monthly at the Hazelton courthouse."

Full announcement: New Indigenous Court in Hazelton to Improve Delivery of Justice