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New Indigenous Court For St. Paul Community

A new St. Paul Healing to Wellness Court promises to provide Indigenous people in the area with access to a culturally relevant, restorative and holistic approach to justice.

According to a press release, it will help connect accused people to their cultures and communities through a restorative justice approach.

Alberta’s government is providing the necessary resources, which include a designated Crown prosecutor and two judicial clerks.

The Healing to Wellness Court for St. Paul has been developed with support from the province. Court will sit on the second and fourth Friday of every month at the St. Paul courthouse.

Alberta’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General was on hand for the opening of the facility in St. Paul on Friday, June 21st on National Indigenous Peoples Day. Mickey Amery says on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we reaffirm our government’s commitment to reconciliation. Amery adds, the St. Paul Healing to Wellness Court supports these commitments, and he looks forward to what it will accomplish in the St. Paul community.

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