Location of Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs in Canada

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

 

This map only depicts where Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs are located. It does not represent the geographic reach of the programs.

The Aboriginal Justice Strategy programs depicted are funded by both Federal and Provincial/Territorial governments.

For more information email ajs-sja@justice.gc.ca or call 1-866-442-4468.

  • 80 Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation – Ahtahkakoop Community Justice Program
  • 81 Battlefords – Battlefords Tribal Council Community Justice Program
  • 82 Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation – Beardy’s & Okemasis Community Justice Program
  • 83 Cowessess First Nation – Cowessess Community Justice Program
  • 84 Fort Qu’Appelle – File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council Community Justice Program
  • 85 La Loche – La Loche Community Justice Program
  • 86 Mistawasis First Nation – Mistawasis Community Justice Program
  • 87 Meadow Lake – Meadow Lake Tribal Council Community Justice Program
  • 88 Onion Lake Cree Nation – Onion Lake Community Justice Program
  • 89 Prince Albert – Prince Albert Grand Council Rural Alternative Measures Program, Prince Albert Urban Alternative Measures Program (Prince Albert Grand Council), Prince Albert School Mediation Program (Prince Albert Métis Women’s Association)
  • 90 Punnichy – Touchwood Agency Tribal Council Community Justice Program
  • 91 Regina – Regina Alternative Measures Program
  • 92 Sandy Bay – Sandy Bay Community Justice Program
  • 93 Saskatoon – Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Community Justice Policy & Research Program (Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations), Métis Family & Community Justice Services Community Justice Program (Métis Family and Community Justice Services), Saskatoon Tribal Council Community Justice Program (Saskatoon Tribal Council), STC Urban Extrajudicial Measures Program & Opikinawasowin Reintegration Program (Saskatoon Tribal Council Urban First Nations Services Inc.)
  • 94 Spiritwood – Agency Chiefs Tribal Council Community Justice Program<
  • 95 Thunderchild First Nation – Thunderchild Community Justice Program
  • 96 Yorkton – Yorkton Tribal Council Community Justice Program

Community-Based Justice Programs - Saskatchewan

Agency Chiefs Tribal Council Community Justice Program

Recipient: Agency Chiefs Tribal Council

The Agency Chiefs Tribal Council operates agency-level community justice programs. The Agency Chiefs Tribal Council Community Justice Program is part of a strategy designed to achieve wellness and to continue developing the holistic healing process in the three member First Nations. The community justice committees guide and direct initiatives that include alternative measures programs for adults and youths, crime prevention, victim services, healing, talking and sentencing circles, and victim/offender healing.

Ahtahkakoop Community Justice Program

Recipient: Ahtahkakoop First Nation

The objective of the Ahtahkakoop Community Justice Program is to allow the Ahtahkakoop First Nation to take a measure of control over the manner in which the criminal justice system deals with Aboriginal offenders, while building a strong, healthy and safe community. Priorities include public education, crime prevention and dispute resolution. The Program also provides alternative measures for youths and adults through such activities as family group conferencing, mediation, community justice forums, healing and sentencing circles, and community-based support programs for offenders.

Battlefords Tribal Council Community Justice Program

Recipient: Battlefords Tribal Council

The Battlefords Tribal Council Community Justice Program uses existing community resources to re-establish social order and to instil solid social and moral values within their citizens. Community justice committees provide a focus for justice issues and organize, guide and direct justice initiatives. Processes employed include victim-offender mediation, community justice forums (also known as family group conferences), and sentencing and healing circles.

The Program has also been working with Cree Ways Radio Program and the publication North West Beat in an effort to increase public awareness of its services.

Beardy's and Okemasis Community Justice Program

Recipient: Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation

The Beardy's and Okemasis Community Justice Program works closely with various government agencies, including the RCMP, the Police Management Board, Corrections Services Canada, and Corrections and Public Safety, to develop an integrated community justice approach for both youths and adults.

The Program is part of a five-year justice strategy that focuses on alternative measures for youths and adults, family group conferencing, and sentencing and releasing circles. The Program's objective is to provide effective, integrated, holistic community justice services that promote, strengthen and empower this community by supporting the cultural and spiritual needs of Aboriginal people.

Cowessess Community Justice Program

Recipient: Cowessess First Nation

The Cowessess Community Justice Program is an alternative measures program to address crime, addictions and violent behaviours in the community. The Program's work encourages First Nations participation in a safe and healthy community. In addition to the alternative measures program, the Cowessess First Nation also offers a fine-option program that allows clients to work off fines in lieu of payment.

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Community Justice Policy and Research Program

Recipient: Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN)

The objective of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Community Justice Policy and Research Program, delivered by the FSIN Justice Secretariat, is to support the ongoing development and implementation of community-based restorative justice programs in the areas of policy, planning and research. The Secretariat acts as a liaison between First Nations, tribal councils, and all levels of government. In addition, the Program provides administrative and technical support to the FSIN Indian Justice Commission. The mandate of the Indian Justice Commission is to develop and implement a First Nations justice system that will assist and support the development of self-government for First Nations.

The Secretariat also provides policy and program advice on alternative measures programs such as sentencing circles, justice-of-the-peace courts, community corrections, community justice committees, mediation models, and family group conferencing. The Secretariat is developing sentencing circle protocols, peacemaker tribunal legislation, and an FSIN community justice employment and training package. It is also developing an FSIN Police Management Board training package as well as an FSIN - RCMP protocol for on-reserve chase and arrest.

File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council Community Justice Program

Recipient: File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council (FHQ Tribal Council)

The File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council Community Justice Program offers restorative justice processes that allow for the future growth and development of their communities by providing timely conflict resolution and advisory services. The FHQ Tribal Council operates agency-level alternative community justice programs for youths and adults that are grounded in traditional First Nations values, beliefs and methods of dispute resolution.

The Tribal Council also supports the ongoing development of band-level community justice in their member First Nations. The community justice committees organize, guide and direct community justice activities. These activities include crime prevention, early intervention, healing, talking and sentencing circles, mediation and dispute resolution, alternative measures programs for adults and youths, victims' services, and community-based correctional services that focus on offender rehabilitation and reintegration and on healing of victims and offenders.

La Loche Community Justice Program

Recipient: Northern Village of La Loche

The Northern Village of La Loche is working towards re-establishing the community justice program formerly operated by the La Loche Community Development Corporation. The La Loche Community Justice Program will develop and deliver services related to crime and recidivism prevention, public education, and alternative measures for youths and adults, including diversion, healing, sentencing and reintegration circles, family group conferencing, mediation between victims and offenders, peer mediation, and community-based support programming for offenders.

Meadow Lake Tribal Council Community Justice Program

Recipient: The Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC)

The long-term vision of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council Community Justice Program is to develop a culturally grounded justice system that is controlled by the community and provides citizens access to a full range of services in both criminal and civil areas. This system operates in the context of self-government, and complements existing federal and provincial justice services.

The MLTC Justice Secretariat coordinates the development of community justice structures, plans and services for the nine member First Nations of the Tribal Council by supporting the ongoing development of band-level community justice committees. Activities vary from committee to committee, and include crime prevention, mediation and dispute resolution, healing, talking and sentencing circles, alternative measures programs for adults and youths, victim services, and community-based correctional services that focus on offender rehabilitation and reintegration and healing of victims and offenders. The community justice committees and the Program continue to develop links with agencies that provide social services, health care, and education.

Métis Family and Community Justice Services Community Justice Program

Recipient: Métis Family and Community Justice Services (MFCJS)

The mission of the Métis Family and Community Justice Services is to promote, strengthen and empower the Métis Nation and their communities by supporting the cultural and spiritual needs of Métis people and by helping develop family-centered social and justice services. MFCJS services are designed to be holistic and to take each individual's spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs into consideration.

The MFCJS provides pre- and post-charge alternative measures services for both youths and adults. With the support of community justice committees, the Program, delivers community justice education workshops, public education, community-based crime prevention, and corrections and victims services. The MFCJS also develops and supports community capacity (including training and human resource development) and works towards building partnerships with other community agencies to further justice goals and objectives.

Mistawasis Community Justice Program

Recipient: Mistawasis First Nation

The objective of the Mistawasis Community Justice Program is to deliver community justice services designed to enhance and nurture the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of self, family, community and the Mistawasis First Nation. An advisory committee provides guidance to community justice program staff as well as intensive case-management supervision and monitoring for some offenders.

The Program staff and advisory committee continue to develop a community-based justice program that focuses on public education, crime prevention, victim services, corrections services, and alternative measures programming for youths and adults. The Program is also working to expand after-care programs for those who have been affected by crime.

Onion Lake Community Justice Program

Recipient: Onion Lake Native Justice Inc.

The Onion Lake Community Justice Program aims to restore and reintroduce traditional justice with a focus on healing and rehabilitation, not only for the victim, but also for the community and offender. The Program provides community-based sentencing and corrections and operates pre-release circles to support the reintegration of offenders into the community. Justice committee members are trained in alternative justice processes and in issues related to sexual abuse, suicide, and the impacts of residential schools.

Formerly operated by the Onion Lake Cree Nation, the newly incorporated entity will also focus on the development of a mandate, vision and mission statement, as well as a strategic plan to ensure that its philosophy, mission and goals are compatible with community aspirations.

Prince Albert Grand Council Rural Alternative Measures Program

Recipient: Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC)

The objective of the Prince Albert Grand Council Rural Alternative Measures Program is to develop and deliver alternative measures programs to each of the PAGC member First Nations. The PAGC Justice Planning Commission provides direction and support to twelve community justice committees, which operate diversion programs using mediation, family group conferencing, healing circles, and sentencing circles.

The Program is involved in other justice-related activities, including victim services, crime prevention and community-based correctional services that focus on offender reintegration and rehabilitation and healing of victims and offenders. In addition, the Program is developing and implementing a spiritual healing lodge, police management boards, and a men's aftercare spiritual lodge.

Prince Albert School Mediation Program

Recipient: Prince Albert Métis Women's Association

The Prince Albert School Mediation Program is committed to working with schools in Prince Albert to develop a safe, caring and respectful school culture in all community schools within the city. The Program teaches primary school children alternative methods of resolving conflicts without violence to persons or property. The Program also works with youths to help them avoid coming into contact with the formal justice system on account of their participation in schoolyard disputes. Through mediation and group conferencing, the Program stresses offender accountability to victims, family and the school community.

Prince Albert Urban Alternative Measures Program

Recipient: Prince Albert Grand Council

The Prince Albert Urban Alternative Measures Program provides diversion and mediation programming as an alternative to the formal court process for adult and young offenders in the City of Prince Albert and in nearby communities and rural areas surrounding the city. The Program uses formal cautioning, victim-offender mediation, and family group conferencing for both pre- and post-charge referrals. The Program involves the Prince Albert Grand Council, the Indian and Métis Friendship Centre, the Prince Albert Métis Women's Association School Mediation Program, and the Salvation Army.

Regina Alternative Measures Program

Recipient: Regina Alternative Measures Program

The Regina Alternative Measures Program emphasizes the promotion and utilization of Aboriginal culture, as well as offering an opportunity for the community of Regina to participate in restorative justice and health practices that respect all people and their beliefs. The Program objectives also include promoting balance and harmony among all people who have come into contact with the justice system or have been affected by a conflict.

The Program is a status-blind pre- and post-charge diversion program, which receives referrals from the Crown prosecutor and the Regina Police Service for youths and adults in the City of Regina. The focus is on the rehabilitation of the offender and the healing of the victim through mediation, family group conferencing, and healing circles. The Program also delivers community education and public-awareness workshops, and works to develop appropriate processes and protocols for ongoing community involvement in and support for the Program's objectives and activities. It conducts educational sessions in schools, and trains the Regina Police Service and the RCMP on criteria, referral processes, and the Ministerial Order for Alternative Measures.

Sandy Bay Community Justice Program

Recipient: Sandy Bay Community Resource Centre

The vision of the Sandy Bay Community Justice Program is to implement and deliver community justice services designed to enhance and nurture mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Using this approach, a positive identity can be restored or realized for current and future generations.

The Program will develop and implement a community-based justice plan that focuses on public education and prevention of crime and recidivism. In addition, the Program will carry out adult alternative measures and youth extrajudicial sanction referrals with mediation between victims and offenders, peer mediation, family group conferencing, healing/sentencing circles, and reintegration circles based on correction services for youths and adults.

Saskatoon Tribal Council Community Justice Program

Recipient: Saskatoon Tribal Council

The Saskatoon Tribal Council Community Justice Program is based on the belief that a holistic, community-based approach is required to restore balance and harmony in the lives of the offender and the victim so that the healing process can begin. To this end, the Program facilitates the implementation of community-based justice initiatives as identified by each of the six member First Nation participants.

The Program operates diversion programs for youths and adults in the criminal justice system. The active participation and guidance of Elders is key to all phases of the diversion process. The Program also provides awareness, education and training to its member First Nations on criminal justice processes and community justice programs. Other program activities include providing technical advice, coordinating training, planning, developing and evaluating programs, developing committees, developing policy, and collecting data.

STC Urban Extrajudicial Measures Program and Opikinawasowin Reintegration Program

Recipient: Saskatoon Tribal Council Urban First Nations Services Inc.

The STC Urban Extrajudicial Measures Program and the Opikinawasowin Reintegration Program assist victims, at-risk youths, and their families and communities in understanding individual rights, the justice system, and processes of rebuilding families. It also assists youths in understanding and maintaining conditions while in supervised mediation agreements

The STC Urban Extrajudicial Measures Program provides for community-based, culturally sensitive extrajudicial sanctions for young offenders aged 12 to 17, using victim-offender mediation and community justice forums to help them take responsibility for and repair the harm caused by their conduct.

The Opikinawasowin Reintegration Program provides a holistic approach to Aboriginal youths aged 12-17 who have been assessed as medium to high risk to re-offend, where there is an established community safety plan. The Program's objective is to reduce recidivism by helping youths acquire the tools and skills they need to lay the foundation for a healthy and law-abiding life.

Thunderchild Community Justice Program

Recipient: Thunderchild Human Services Corporation

The vision of the Thunderchild Community Justice Program is to deliver and maintain, in a fair and just manner, community justice services designed to enhance and nurture the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of self, family, community and the First Nation. The Program takes a holistic approach to healing through justice with the aim of restoring and promoting self-esteem and a positive identity for both current and future generations.

The objective of the Program is to take a holistic approach to providing alternative measures and intensive case management for youths and adults in accordance with the Community Justice Plan, which sets out the mandate, goals and objectives, operating practices and priorities of the Community Justice Committee. Identified priorities include public education, crime prevention, victim services, community-based corrections services, and alternative measures programs for adults and youths, including family group conferencing and healing and sentencing circles.

Touchwood Agency Tribal Council Community Justice Program

Recipient: Touchwood Agency Tribal Council

The Touchwood Agency Tribal Council operates agency-level community justice programs that deliver alternative measures programs for youths and adults that are grounded in traditional First Nations values, beliefs and methods of dispute resolution.

Elders and community justice committees in each of the four participating member First Nations will organize, guide and direct community justice activities. These activities include crime prevention, early intervention, healing, talking and sentencing circles, mediation and dispute resolution, alternative measures programs for adults and youths, victim services and community-based correctional services that focus on offender rehabilitation and reintegration, and healing of victims and offenders.

Yorkton Tribal Council Community Justice Program

Recipient: Yorkton Tribal Council

The Yorkton Tribal Council Community Justice Program coordinates the development and implementation of community justice structures, plans and services for Yorkton, Melville, Kamsack, Pelly, Canora, and Broadview and the areas surrounding these communities as well as for the six member First Nations of the Tribal Council.

The Program focuses on holistic community development and restoration and on the development and implementation of alternative measures programming for youths and adults. In addition, it supports ongoing work on crime prevention, healing and sentencing circles, and community-based victims and correctional services.

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