The Indigenous Court Worker Program supports fair, equitable and culturally sensitive treatment of all Indigenous people involved in the criminal justice system.
Indigenous court workers can provide you with support and information, if you're an Indigenous person involved in the justice system as a:
- offender; or
- family member.
You don’t have to go through the justice system alone.
What does an Indigenous court worker do?
Indigenous court workers can:
- help victims or offenders understand the justice system and how it works;
- explain the:
- directions; or
- conditions given by the Court.
- help you understand the nature of the charges brought against you;
- help you apply for Legal Aid;
- provide you with in-court support;
- give you information about alternative methods of justice, such as:
- sentencing circles; and
- restorative justice where available and appropriate;
- refer you to other community support services, such as:
- counselling; and
- alcohol and drug treatment centres;
- assist you with bail applications, where applicable;
- respond to Gladue Report requests;
- help justice officials to understand:
- the culture, values and customs of Indigenous people; and
- the social and economic situation of each client;
- improve communication between:
- Indigenous clients;
- communities; and
- the justice system;
- work to create community partnerships;
- work on committees;
- give presentations and workshops; and
- assist youth in all aspects of the justice system, especially when a parent is unavailable.
Get in touch with an Indigenous court worker in your community
Kluane First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program
Phone: 867-841-4274 extension 253
Burwash Landing, Yukon Y0B 1V0
Carcross/Tagish First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program
Phone: 867-821-4251 extension 8214
Carcross, Yukon Y0B 1B0
Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program
Phone: 867-863-5576 extension 315
Carmacks, Yukon Y0B 1C0
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program
Phone: 867-993-7100 extension 167
Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0
First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Indigenous Court Worker Program
Phone: 867-996-2265 extension 123
Mayo, Yukon Y0B 1M0
Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program
Phone: 867-966-3261 extension 251
Old Crow, Yukon Y0B 1N0
Selkirk First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program
Phone: 867-537-3331 extension 611
Pelly Crossing, Yukon Y0B 1P0
Ross River Dena Council Indigenous Court Worker Program
Phone: 867-969-2722 extension 209
Ross River, Yukon Y0B 1S0
Teslin Tlingit Council Indigenous Court Worker Program
Phone: 867-390-2532 extension 365
Healing Centre Building
Teslin, Yukon Y0A 1B0
Liard First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program
Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0
Kwanlin Dün First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program
Suite 202 ‒ 2131 2nd Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1C3
If you have questions about the Indigenous Court Worker Program, contact the community justice coordinator.
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, extension 6588 or 6583.