At The Ininew Friendship Centre
Bail Program Coordinator
Call 705-272-4497 Extension #233
Bail Program Mission
· To ensure that accused persons otherwise entitled to pre-trial release are not held in custody because of a lack of financial resources or community connections.
· To assist clients to take steps to address the precipitating factors that contribute to the alleged misconduct and decrease remand populations.
· To allow individuals the opportunity to participate in culturally appropriate programs such as mental health and substance abuse counselling as well as various cultural programs offered at both the Ininew Friendship Centre and community agencies while released in the community and awaiting trial.
· To reduce incidents of failures to appear in court, potential breaches of recognizance of bail(court ordered conditions), and the resulting delays through supervision of clients.
Bail services are available to individuals 16 years of age and older accused of a criminal offence(s) who are:
Awaiting initial bail proceedings
Remanded for show cause hearing
In custody and unable to meet their surety or cash bail
Appealing a bail decision which has resulted in detention
Supervision begins when an accused person is released from custody on a judicial interim release order(Bail Order) with a condition of bail directing them to participate in the Indigenous Bail Program.
It is the responsibility of each client to:
Establish and maintain a regular reporting schedule with Indigenous Bail worker
Attend all scheduled court dates
Abide by all of their conditions of bail
Work with their Bail Worker to implement a case plan that addresses issues that may have contributed to them coming before the courts
It is the responsibility of the The Bail Worker to:
Supervise and meet regularly with each client
Remind each client of court dates and review bail conditions at each appointment
Review possible consequences of non-compliance with their Judicial Interim Release Order (Bail Order)
Assist each client to develop and implement a case plan
Provide ongoing client support and assistance through case management
Initiate referrals to community programs and services
Bail Supervision continues until there is a termination of all orders requiring Bail Supervision.
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