The courtwork program has been around for a long time. I'm very pleased that we were able to inject $4 million into the courtwork program and budget last year. The courtworkers provide indigenous peoples who are confronted in the criminal justice system with a friendly face, somebody who can assist them in navigating courtrooms and procedures, in some cases articulating within the courtroom on behalf of the individual, but providing a more comfortable place for individuals who find themselves in the courts.
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