The Provincial Court of B.C. was one of the first in Canada to have representatives of the public involved in shaping the court.
Our elected representatives in Parliament have enacted provisions in the Criminal Code that a sentencing judge must follow.
As an initiative of the community in our provincial capital, the Victoria Integrated Court (VIC) is committed to keeping the public informed about its work.
Over the last year the B.C. Provincial Court has established Assignment Courts in seven of the larger courthouses around the province.
Every three months a Provincial Court judge, two duty counsel lawyers, Crown counsel, two Sheriff’s and a court clerk drive 350 km west of Williams Lake to hold court in the prima