Location of Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs in Canada
This map only depicts where Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs are located. It does not represent the geographic reach of the programs.
The Aboriginal Justice Strategy programs depicted are funded by both Federal and Provincial/Territorial governments.
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- 1. Carcross – Carcross ⁄ Tagish First Nation Community Justice Program
- 3. Haines Junction – Haines Junction Community Justice Committee
- 4. Old Crow – Old Crow Justice Committee
- 5. Ross River – Ross River Community Justice Program
- 6. Teslin – Teslin Tlingit Council Peacemaker Diversion Project
- 7. Watson Lake – Dena Keh Justice Program
- 8. Whitehorse – Kwanlin Dün Community Social Justice Program (Kwanlin Dün First Nation), Tan Sakwathan Youth Diversion Program (Skookum Jim Friendship Centre)
Community-Based Justice Programs - Yukon
Carcross/Tagish First Nation Community Justice Program
Recipient: Carcross/Tagish First Nation
The goal of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation Community Justice Program is to provide support and alternatives to the criminal justice system to community members, particularly to members of First Nations who have come in contact with the justice system. Services include the promotion of the use of community alternatives to the Court and community education for preventing family violence.
Dena Keh Justice Program
Recipient: Liard First Nation
The goals of the Dena Keh Justice Program are to help the Liard First Nation to re-establish healthy communities and to enable all of its citizens to achieve their full potential through healing, education and employment opportunities. The Program provides sentencing advice and delivers pre- and post-charge diversion programs to the Kaska people and members of other First Nations living in Watson Lake. It also provides assistance to another justice program serving the Kaska people living in Lower Post, British Columbia.
Haines Junction Community Justice Committee
Recipient: Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
The aim of the Haines Junction Community Justice Committee is to prevent crime and encourage the community to play an active role in crime prevention. The Committee offers a community-based justice process that includes diversion, circle sentencing, mediation, and conferencing to deal with offenders, with particular attention to First Nations members. The Committee also has protocol agreements in place with the RCMP.
Kwanlin Dün Community Social Justice Program
Recipient: Kwanlin Dün First Nation
The Kwanlin Dün Community Social Justice Program has four objectives: to promote awareness and understanding of behaviours and actions that can cause or prevent crime; to assist the community in resolving its own disputes; to empower the community so it can assume greater responsibility for its justice issues; and to support the community in healing after it has been harmed.
The Program accomplishes these goals by operating a pre- and post-charge diversion program, with an emphasis on reintegration and prevention. Information is also provided to community members about the Program.
Old Crow Justice Committee
Recipient: Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation
The Old Crow Justice Committee operates a pre- and post-charge diversion program for the residents of Old Crow. The Justice Committee, which is composed of eight members, has adopted an incremental approach to the development and implementation of justice initiatives. The Committee largely addresses offences under the Old Crow Liquor Prohibition Regulations. This gives focus to the Program while allowing members to gain experience in post-charge diversion so they can gradually take on other community-based justice processes.
Ross River Community Justice Program
Recipient: Ross River Dena Council
The Ross River Community Justice Program's goals are to provide an alternative to the present justice system through support and guidance, to establish community support for those in contact with the justice system, to inform the community of Ross River of the functions of the Justice Committee, to involve the Chief/Council in the Ross River justice system, and to encourage youths and all resource people to take part in the Ross River Justice Committee.
The Program plans to achieve these above objectives by strengthening the ability of the Justice Committee to take referrals for diversion and/or alternative measures and by developing crime prevention support for youths. The Program will also deliver workshops and circle training for interested youths, Elders and community members.
Tan Sakwathan Youth Diversion Program
Recipient: Skookum Jim Friendship Centre
The overall goal of the Tan Sakwathan Youth Diversion Program is to deliver a diversion program for First Nation youths in the city of Whitehorse, which will reduce the number who come in contact with the justice system. Those referred to the program attend twelve consecutive workshops based on traditional and cultural values and family communication. The Program has links with justice agencies, the Yukon Youth Justice Panel, Aboriginal agencies, and other community resources, and it has protocol agreements in place with the RCMP.
Teslin Tlingit Council Peacemaker Diversion Program
Recipient: Teslin Tlingit Council
The Teslin Tlingit Council Peacemaker Diversion Program promotes a holistic approach to addressing antisocial behaviour and the health of all community members. The Program offers an alternative justice procedure, based on traditional Tlingit justice, which aims to provide greater benefits to the victim, to society, and to the offender. This is accomplished by overseeing a pre- and post-charge diversion program, providing advice to the Circuit Court, operating a Peace Court, and utilizing a variety of dispositions, such as restitution, counselling and community-service orders.
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