Our justice system, legislation and the work we do to build harmonious relationships are the foundation for safe, healthy and peaceful communities. We acknowledge our role in the administration of justice and our collective objective to serve the public. The following principles guide the direction of the department: reconciliation with Yukon First Nations; working as a team; identifying and meeting our clients’ needs; initiative and innovation; and communications.
Services and information
November 7, 2019
Engagement on the Wills Act is being sought from November 4 to December 23, 2019.
October 9, 2019
Proposed amendments to three current laws would align with court decisions and recent federal legislation changes.
October 8, 2019
The proposed Corrections Act amendments focus on the use of segregation and restrictive confinement.
Yukon Community Corrections provides supervision and support to adults on bail, or adults serving sentences in the community. Our goal is the safe reintegration of offenders into the community as law-abiding citizens.
Our office provides independent oversight of Corrections by carrying out investigations and inspections. We ensure a timely, fair and impartial review mechanism for client complaints related to the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.
SCAN gives citizens an effective way to respond to illegal activities that are having a negative impact on their neighbourhood. It also holds property owners accountable for threatening or disruptive activities regularly taking place on their property. If you have a concern about a property that is having a negative impact on your neighbourhood, you can make a confidential complaint to SCAN.
The Maintenance Enforcement Program is a free, voluntary service that enforces court orders or court-filed agreements requiring support to be paid for a child or spouse. We strive to make paying or receiving support more convenient for both parties.
Court Services provides facilities for the courts, as well as administrative and support services to the judiciary and other participants in the Yukon court system. Services include the Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court, the Witness Administration Program, the Notaries Public Program and the Community Wellness Court.
The Yukon Land Titles Office has the legal responsibility for examining and registering documents for ownership of land. The Yukon Land Titles Office also examines, registers and ensures accuracy of all survey plans for the Yukon.
The Public Guardian and Trustee of Yukon protects the legal rights and financial interests of children, and acts as guardian of last resort for adults who have no known relatives or friends to assist them. The office administers the estates of deceased and missing persons where there is no known next-of-kin.