Find out about the Indigenous Court Worker Program

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:

  • victim;
  • accused;
  • 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:
    • documents
    • forms;
    • 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

Burwash

Kluane First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program

Email: case.manager@kfn.ca
Phone: 867-841-4274 extension 253
Fax: 867-841-5900
Mail:
Box 20
Burwash Landing, Yukon Y0B 1V0

Carcross/Tagish

Carcross/Tagish First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program

Phone: 867-821-4251 extension 8214
Fax: 867-821-4208
Mail:
Box 130
Carcross, Yukon Y0B 1B0

Carmacks

Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program

Phone: 867-863-5576 extension 315
Fax: 867-863-5710
Mail:
Box 135
Carmacks, Yukon Y0B 1C0

Dawson City

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program

Phone: 867-993-7100 extension 167
Fax: 867-993-2329
Mail:
Box 599
Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0

Mayo

First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Indigenous Court Worker Program

Phone: 867-996-2265 extension 123
Email: courtworker@nndfn.com
Fax: 867-993-2267
Mail:
Box 220
Mayo, Yukon Y0B 1M0

Old Crow

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program

Phone: 867-966-3261 extension 251
Email: ncw@vgfn.net
Fax: 867-966-3800
Mail:
Box 94
Old Crow, Yukon Y0B 1N0

Pelly Crossing

Selkirk First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program

Email: justicecoordinator@selkirkfn.com
Phone: 867-537-3331 extension 611
Fax: 867-537-3902
Mail:
Box 40
Pelly Crossing, Yukon Y0B 1P0

Ross River

Ross River Dena Council Indigenous Court Worker Program

Email: rrdc.justice@gmail.com
Phone: 867-969-2722 extension 209
Fax: 867-969-2019
Mail:
General Delivery
Ross River, Yukon Y0B 1S0

Teslin

Teslin Tlingit Council Indigenous Court Worker Program

Phone: 867-390-2532 extension 365
Fax: 867-390-2175
Mail:
Healing Centre Building
Box 133
Teslin, Yukon Y0A 1B0

Watson Lake

Liard First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program

Phone: 867-536-7923
Fax: 867-536-7926
Mail:
Box 328
Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0

Whitehorse

Kwanlin Dün First Nation Indigenous Court Worker Program

Phone: 867-667-3783
Fax: 867-667-8097
Mail:
Suite 202 ‒ 2131 2nd Avenue
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1C3

Contact: 

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: 867-667-5279 or 867-456-6588; toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 6588 or 6583.