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
Council of Yukon First Nations and Government of Yukon collaborate on Whitehorse Correctional Centre cultural programming
February 28, 2020
The Council of Yukon First Nations and the Government of Yukon announce a sweat lodge and culture program for clients at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.
January 24, 2020
Applications are open for the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Fund, providing funding to eligible organizations with projects that support crime prevention or victims of crime
December 20, 2019
Yukon’s free family mediation service available to separating or divorcing Yukoners is extended to 2022.
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.