The program, Justice Avenues, is funded by Justice Canada and aims to make legal advice and information more accessible.
The program offers legal information and publications in plain language, support on navigating the justice system, free legal advice for up to four hours from lawyers, access to legal clinics hosted by Justice Avenues and referrals to other community supports.
Ellen Mullally, executive director of Community Legal Information, said racialized people face additional barriers when interacting with the justice system.
“Justice Avenues offers help to reduce those barriers,” said Mullally.
The program was developed in partnership with BIPOC USHR, the Native Council of P.E.I. and the Immigration and Refugee Services Association, of which three serve as an advisory committee.
More information is available online at www.justiceavenues.ca.