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Bail Court Program

Bail court recorders currently serve remotely from their place of residence, log in to a provincial court room and assist our court staff in advocating on behalf of our clients throughout the bail hearing process. Recorders accurately document all relevant facts specific to each case on a court intervention record. Completed records are forwarded to our crisis team who in turn contact the clients and share this vital information, safety plan and provide additional support as required.

Competencies required: An ability to maintain focus for long stretches of time, possess an attention for detail as accuracy is crucial, maintain consistent and open communication with court staff while ensuring confidentiality processes are maintained, obtain clarification as required, reliability and consistency in service is essential.

  • Must be able to perform the duties of the position.

  • Must be willing to sign and adhere to an oath of confidentiality.

  • Must have access to a computer and standard internet connection.

  • Must have a working cell phone and/or land line with voice mail activated.

  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of two full day or four half day shifts per month.


Application and Screening Process

  1. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

  2. Submit an application form.

  3. Submit two professional references which will be verified.

  4. Initial telephone interview with the Volunteer Program Coordinator.

  5. Selected candidates move on to a second interview with the Manager of the Volunteer Program

  6. Completion of a Vulnerable Sector Clearance.

  7. Attendance is mandatory at all training components as per program and role requirements.

  8. Applicants must fulfill one full year of active service following completion of the training process.


Throughout the orientation and training process, ongoing assessment of the trainee’s progress continues to determine suitability for the program and the role for which they have applied.

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"Being part of this organization means giving back to the community as well as personal growth and professional development. At times, the callers simply want a person to listen to them and acknowledge their presence. Having the time to assist those in crisis takes specific training and extensive skills which are all obtained though in-house training and shadowing."
-Suba R, Bail Court/Crisis Response
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