Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services and its partner organizations are committed to providing services to families that will ensure the safety of the child, the well being of the family, and as a result, strengthen the community.

It is recognized that success in the provision of these services will be enhanced if these services are carried out in a manner that takes care of our own and is in keeping with the values and beliefs of Native people. In keeping with these beliefs, the Talking Together process is an innovative dispute resolution process practiced as an alternative to the present family law court system.

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services also signed protocols with Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (April 2011) and the Ontario Provincial Police (August 2012). The protocol agreement includes pre-charge and post-charge diversions to the Restorative Justice program, and referrals to the Talking Together program and the Victim Witness Liaison program.

Protocols with Partner Organizations