Nicola Valley Community Justice Services Society


We've Moved! 

Our offices have moved to 1999 Garcia Street. 

We will be closed from March 29th till April 5th for moving and unpacking.

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 or working remotely and has guidelines in place for the health and safety of their clients and employees. Some of the protocols that have been adopted are:

  • It is highly recommended that all clients and staff  wear a face mask on-site during meetings and when social distancing is not available.
  • All clients and staff must sanitize their hands when entering the facility.
  • All clients and staff members are subject to a Covid Wellness Questionnaire upon entry to the facility. 
  • High-touch surfaces will be sanitized regularly.
  • Plexiglass barriers installed where necessary.


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 Family Justice and Mediation Services .


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