The Native Courtworker & Counselling Association of British Columbia (NCCABC) has been helping Aboriginal people and their families navigate the criminal justice system in British Columbia since 1973. During that history, the NCCABC has helped create relationships with many partners and stakeholders all throughout BC. As an extension of the association, we are in a position to branch out to assist two communities in crime prevention.
With help from the Public Safety Canada’s National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC) and community support, an Aboriginal youth program called, “Changing Direction in Support of Aboriginal Youth” has been created with funding support until July 2018.
This program will support high risk Aboriginal youth aged 12 to 18 that live in the Nanaimo and Williams Lake area. The program is funded to implement a method called, “Wraparound”. Wraparound has been utilized all over the world helping youth minimize criminal behaviour.
We are very grateful for the generous support of NCPC and the opportunity to continue to collaborate with the communities of Williams Lake and Nanaimo on this critically needed program. Our collective partnership will provide the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of Aboriginal youth and their families.