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Tontakaierine Tyendinaga Justice Circle

The Tontakaierine (It has become right again) Tyendinaga Justice Circle is an alternative for youth involved with the justice system. The program brings together victims, offenders, and families or advocates in a safe environment to discuss the offence and its effects, and then jointly decide on the best way to right the wrong. This Indigenous conflict resolution process validates victims, offenders, families, and advocates, and creates healing. The program receives referrals from police, crown attorneys, local schools, and community agencies. We are expanding Tontakaierine to offer more culturally-relevant mentorship, youth events, and ongoing support for families, and are looking at delivering training to professionals in the youth services field.

Contact Information:

Tontakaierine Tyendinaga Justice Circle, Coodinator

Leah Brant: 800.267.0637  x168      cell: 613.848.4701 

Email: leahb@fnti.net 


“The Tyendinaga Justice Circle has recently received funding support to take on Adult clients. The Adult Diversion Program is a pre/post charge option for Indigenous adults who are eligible for the program and are in conflict with the criminal justice system.

The Adult Diversion Program provides a restorative justice option for those who are eligible. Restorative justice seeks solutions which are visible, accountable and accessible to accused persons, victims and the community while repairing, to the extent possible, the harm caused by the offence and restoring the peace in our community.

If you are in conflict with the criminal justice system, please contact Leah Brant, TJC Coordinator for more details or to see if you qualify. (613)396-2122 Ext 168 or leahb@fnti.net


Tontakaierine Tyendinaga Justice Circle, First Nations~Metis~Inuit Courtworker

Mark Brinklow: 800.267.0637  x125     cell: 613.827.5695

Email: markb@fnti.net


Tontakaierine Tyendinaga Justice Circle, Gladue Case Manager

Johanna Webb

cell: 613.847.3711