- What is community justice?
- 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.
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:
- pre- or post- diversion;
- peacemaker circles or court;
- circle sentencing;
- community safety;
- land-based programs;
- clan-based systems;
- Elders' boards; and
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.
Which communities have community justice projects?
To find out more about this program, contact Carcross/Tagish First Nation.
Phone: 867-821-4251 ext. 8214
Carcross/Tagish First Nation Community Justice Program
Carcross, Yukon Y0B 1B0
To find out more about this program, contact Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation.
Phone: 867-993-7100 ext. 167
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Community Justice Program
Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0
To find out more about this program, contact Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.
Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Community Justice Program
Haines Junction, Yukon Y0B 1L0
To find out more about this program, contact Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation.
Phone: 867-966-3261 ext. 251
Vuntut Gwitchin Community Justice Program
Old Crow, Yukon Y0B 1N0
To find out more about this program, contact Ross River Dena Council.
Phone: 867-969-2722 ext. 209
Ross River Dena Council Community Justice Program
Ross River, Yukon Y0B 1S0
To find out more about this program, contact Teslin Tlingit Council.
Phone: 867-390-2532 ext. 365
Teslin Tlingit Council Diversion Program
Healing Centre Building
Teslin, Yukon Y0A 1B0
To find out more about the Dena Keh Justice ("our people's way") program, contact Liard First Nation.
Phone: 867-536-7922 or 867-536-5015
Dena Keh Justice Program
Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0
To find out more about this program, contact Kwanlin Dün First Nation.
Phone: 867-667-3782 or 867-334-6738
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
To find out more about this program, contact Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation.
Phone: 867-863-5576 ext. 315
Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation Community Justice Program
Carmacks, Yukon Y0B 1C0
To find out more about this program, contact Selkirk First Nation.
Phone: 867-537-3331 ext. 611
Selkirk First Nation Community Justice Program
Pelly Crossing, Yukon Y0B 1P0
To find out more about the Tan Sakwathan First Nation Youth Diversion Project, contact the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre.
Tan Sakwathan Youth Diversion Project
Skookum Jim Friendship Centre
3159 – 3rd Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1G1
If you have questions, contact the community-justice co-ordinator.
In person: Prospector Building, 301 Jarvis Street (1st floor) in Whitehorse.
Phone: 867-667-5279 or 867-456-6588; toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 6588 or 6583