Downtown Community Court

Vancouver’s Downtown Community Court is a unique criminal reform project to address the root causes of criminal behaviour. It serves about 1,500 people a year who have health and social problems, including:

  • Homelessness
  • Unemployment
  • Mental health needs and/or addictions
  • Lack of social supports

Community court is a unique partnership between the Provincial Court of B.C. and justice, social and health services agencies that work together to address the complex crime issues in the area.