Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society

Welcome!

COVID-19 Update

 

The Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society is offering limited services during this period.

 

THE NICOLA VALLEY ADVOCACY CENTRE:

Please leave a brief message at 250-378-9632 – we will be checking messages during this time, or

 

email:  andreeh@uniserve.com  (Andree) or communitypartner@nvac.ca (Amery)

 

For emergencies only please call or text 250-280-6102.

 

If you need to apply for legal aid this can only be done through the Vancouver Call Centre during this time. Call 1-866-577-2525

 

THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM:

The Restorative Justice Program will be open with temporary hours and guidelines in place for the health and safety of its staff. Please leave a brief message at 250-378-5010 - we will be checking messages during this time.

 

THE NICOLA VALLEY INDIGENOUS COURT PROGRAM:

Please leave a brief message at 250-280-8642 - we will be checking messages during this time.

 

THE NICOLA VALLEY INDIGENOUS JUSTICE CENTRE:

Please contact Cliff Thorstenson at 250-315-8095 or email him at cthor@uniserve.com.  Urgent matters only please. 


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.

 

Check out our Career Opportunities.

 

 

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