Justice System Education Program for Indigenous Peoples

The Justice System Education Program for Indigenous Peoples (JSEP-IP) provides legal education to Indigenous peoples across British Columbia, through a culturally attuned lens, with the goal of building their legal capability.

Our educational content is targeted to participants’ needs—whether they are youth, adults, Indigenous, or non-Indigenous—and incorporates the audiences’ prior knowledge and the issues that are relevant to them.

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1997 - Present

JSEP-IP participants gain a deeper understanding of the BC justice system, their rights and responsibilities, and reflect on the perspective that they bring to BC’s legal system. Through education on the law, participants gain a better understanding of how to address legal issues they may encounter in their daily lives.

JSEP-IP continues to build relationships with Indigenous communities across BC and strives to understand the needs of these communities. Building trust between JSEP-IP and Indigenous communities is pivotal to increasing the legal capability of Indigenous Peoples. JSEP-IP also strives to support other organizations and communities doing positive work in this sector.

  • Reached 123 students, youth, and teachers and 463 youth service providers in 2020
  • Our impactful Truth and Reconciliation Commission educational presentation has been provided to Indigenous communities, BC schools and justice professionals
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