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Community Justice Program

The Community Justice Program primarily delivers the Miwdoodaa Minomaadiziwin Diverson Program for eligible youth and adults in the Sagamok community.  This program often results in reduced charges for many types of offences and in many cases, the withdrawal of criminal charges altogether.  Clients refer themselves to the Community Justice Program after having been charged with an offence and having consulted with legal counsel.

The Community Justice Program arranges regular monthly legal aid clinics in the Sagamok community with lawyers experienced with Aboriginal Legal Aid.  You can receive up to a half hour of free summary legal advice on Wills & Estates, Criminal Law and Family Law.

Christopher Weatherley is the Justice Program Coordinator.  Christopher, along with the program’s Administrative Assistant, Joslyn Paibomsai and a coming Community Justice Worker, are the staff who deliver the Sagamok Community Justice Program.

The Community Justice Program is located in Unit #2 of the Ednakmagak (Millenium) Centre facility located at 610 Sagamok Road. 

The hours of operation is from Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The telephone number is (705) 865-1884.  To reach Christopher Weatherley, Community Justice Coordinator, press ext.201.  To reach Joslyn Paibomsai, Community Justice Worker, press ext.201. 

The Justice program works with the clients to explore their legal options when the need arises to help inform them of available services and supports available to them through the Sagamok Anishnawbek organization, in regional communities, and specialized services, like those from law firms, police services, court services,

Our approach is to engage with our community members.  We have a Community Justice Committee of volunteer members of the Sagamok community – representing Elders, Youth, Men and Women – who involve themselves in the oversight of the healing process necessary to bring balance within the community and to reintegrate individuals back into the community.  The Community Justice Committee is involved in the approval of potential clients of the Miwdoodaa Minomaadiziwin Diversion program, ensuring that clients are informed and motivated to access community supports available to them.  The Committee also plays an advisory role in program development.