There are three different Courtworkers provided through the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre, Native Courtworker Program. These are Criminal Courtworker, Family Courtworker and Combined Courtworker.
The Native Courtworker Program was established in 1973 and is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General. It was recognized that, because of cultural differences, a communication barrier existed between Native people and the legal system. This program meets the needs of the native people who come into conflict with the law and are unfamiliar with the legal system in an urban environment.