Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society



Our Virtual Annual General Meeting is taking place on December 3rd, 2021 at 11:45am (pst). The meeting will be held by Zoom video-conference. For further information, please email Cliff Thorstenson at

COVID-19 Update


The Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society is offering limited services during this period. Each program will be open with temporary hours and has guidelines in place for the health and safety of their clients and employees. 

Welcome to the Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society website. 


The Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society has been in operation since 1996.  We have successfully provided services in the areas of family and criminal law, dispute resolution and anti-poverty advocacy.  We have a commitment to justice in the community and sound financial practices.  Our board of directors is representative of the diversity of the community.


The purpose of the Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society is to provide a wide range of quality justice and advocacy services to the people of the Nicola Valley, with an emphasis on addressing the individual needs of Indigenous clients and those living in poverty.


The Society serves the City of Merritt and the surrounding area known as the Nicola Valley. Included in this area are a number of small ranching communities and the reserves of 5 Indian Bands. The valley also has a substantial Metis population.


The Society operates four programs, the Nicola Valley Advocacy Centre, the Nicola Valley Restorative Justice Program, The Nicola Valley Indigenous Court Program and the Nicola Valley Indigenous Justice Centre.


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Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.