Community-Based Justice Fund
The Community-Based Justice Fund supports community-based justice programs in partnership with Aboriginal communities. Programs are cost-shared with provincial and territorial governments and designed to reflect the culture and values of the communities in which they are situated.
The AJS currently funds approximately 275 community-based programs that serve over 800 communities.
Community-based justice programs use various approaches to make the justice system more responsive and effective and to address the justice needs of the community or communities they serve, such as:
- the development of pre-sentencing options;
- sentencing alternatives (circles);
- use of Justices of the Peace;
- family and civil mediation; and,
- additional community justice services , including victims support or offender-reintegration services that support the overall goals of the AJS.
Activities can fall at any point along the justice continuum, including prevention, pre-charge, post-charge and reintegration.
Who is eligible?
Any of the following may be eligible for contribution funding under the Community-Based Justice Fund:
- First Nations, bands, Tribal Councils, local, regional and national Aboriginal organizations;
- regional/municipal governments including their agencies and institutions;
- non-profit community organizations, societies, and associations which have voluntarily associated themselves for a non-profit purpose; and,
- provincial and territorial governments (in the case of flow-through agreements).
How to Apply
There is no call for proposal process for this program stream. If you are interested in discussing a funding proposal, we encourage you to contact a Regional Coordinator in your jurisdiction.
Proposals received are reviewed by the Regional Coordinator in consultation with the Provincial/Territorial partners. Assessment factors may include community requirements and the availability of funds.
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