Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI (MCPEI) has entered into a funding agreement with the Department of Justice Canada and the Attorney General of Prince Edward Island (PEI) to manage the Aboriginal Justice Program (AJP).
This Program delivers diversion and alternative justice measures to the Lennox Island and Abegweit First Nations, the Aboriginal Women's Association of PEI, and the Native Council of PEI. The goal of the Program is to facilitate greater involvement of Aboriginal people in the administration of justice, and to reduce and prevent crime and victimization in PEI. The AJP works with communities and service organizations to create a system that provides offenders access to traditional justice methods, such as sentencing circles. The MCPEI also works to promote understanding between Aboriginal people and the mainstream justice system through information-sharing.