Learn about community justice

  1. What is community justice?
  2. Which communities have community justice projects?

Together with the Yukon First Nations and Yukon communities, the Department of Justice is involved in many community-justice programs and committees.

  1. What is community justice?

    Through grass-roots initiatives, community justice helps with the:

    • protection of society; and
    • health of communities and individuals.

     

    In partnership with Justice Canada and First Nations, we provide funding and support to 8 Yukon restorative justice projects. These programs may include community-based initiatives such as:

    • conferencing;
    • pre- or post- diversion;
    • peacemaker circles or court;
    • circle sentencing;
    • community safety;
    • land-based programs;
    • reintegration;
    • clan-based systems;
    • Elders' boards; and
    • committees. 

    Who can take part?

    These projects provide support and healing to:

    • people who have been accused of a crime;
    • people who have been harmed;
    • people who have caused the harm;
    • family and friends; and
    • other community members.

    How do you get involved?

    Contact the community-justice program in your community.

    Find out more about the federal Indigenous Justice Program.

  2. Which communities have community justice projects?

    Carcross/Tagish 

    To find out more about this program, contact Carcross/Tagish First Nation.
    Phone: 867-821-4251 ext. 8214
    Fax: 867-821-4208
    Mail:
    Carcross/Tagish First Nation Community Justice Program
    Box 130 
    Carcross, Yukon Y0B 1B0

    Dawson City

    To find out more about this program, contact Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation.
    Phone: 867-993-7100 ext. 167
    Fax: 867-993-2329
    Mail:
    Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Community Justice Program
    Box 599 
    Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0

    Haines Junction

    To find out more about this program, contact Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.
    Email: restorativejustice@cafn.ca
    Phone: 867-634-7020
    Fax: 867-634-7022
    Mail:
    Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Community Justice Program
    Box 5336
    Haines Junction, Yukon Y0B 1L0

    Old Crow

    To find out more about this program, contact Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.
    Email: ncw@vgfn.net
    Phone: 867-966-3261 ext. 251
    Fax: 867-966-3800
    Mail:
    Vuntut Gwitchin Community Justice Program
    Box 94 
    Old Crow, Yukon Y0B 1N0

    Ross River

    To find out more about this program, contact Ross River Dena Council.
    Email: rrdc.justice@gmail.com
    Phone: 867-969-2722 ext. 209
    Fax: 867-969-2019
    Mail:
    Ross River Dena Council Community Justice Program
    General Delivery
    Ross River, Yukon Y0B 1S0

    Teslin

    To find out more about this program, contact Teslin Tlingit Council.
    Phone: 867-390-2532 ext. 365
    Fax: 867-390-2175
    Mail:
    Teslin Tlingit Council Diversion Program
    Healing Centre Building
    Box 133
    Teslin, Yukon Y0A 1B0

    Watson Lake

    To find out more about the Dena Keh Justice ("our people's way") program, contact Liard First Nation.
    Email: justiceworker1@liardfirstnation.ca
    Phone: 867-536-7922 or 867-536-5015
    Fax: 867-536-7926
    Mail:
    Dena Keh Justice Program
    Box 328
    Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0

    Whitehorse

    To find out more about this program, contact Kwanlin Dün First Nation.
    Phone: 867-667-3782 or 867-334-6738
    Fax: 867-667-8097
    Mail:
    Kwanlin Dün Community Justice Program
    Kwanlin Dün Justice Department
    Suite 202 - 2131 Second Avenue
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1C3

    Community-justice projects funded by Yukon First Nations

    Carmacks

    To find out more about this program, contact Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.
    Phone: 867-863-5576 ext. 315
    Mail: 
    Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Community Justice Program
    Box 135
    Carmacks, Yukon Y0B 1C0

    Pelly Crossing

    To find out more about this program, contact Selkirk First Nation.
    Email: justicecoordinator@selkirkfn.com
    Phone: 867-537-3331 ext. 611
    Mail: 
    Selkirk First Nation Community Justice Program
    Box 40
    Pelly Crossing, Yukon Y0B 1P0

    Youth justice

    To find out more about the Tan Sakwathan First Nation Youth Diversion Project, contact the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre.
    Email: sjfcdiversion@northwestel.net
    Phone: 867-633-7683 
    Fax: 867-668-4460
    Mail:
    Tan Sakwathan Youth Diversion Project
    Skookum Jim Friendship Centre
    3159 – 3rd Avenue
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1G1


Contact 

If you have questions, contact the community-justice co-ordinator. 
In person: Prospector Building, 301 Jarvis Street (1st floor) in Whitehorse. 
Phone: 867-456-6588 or 867-456-6583; toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 6588 or 6583