The Mohawks of Akwesasne have entered into a funding agreement with the Department of Justice Canada to manage the Community Justice Program of Akwesasne.
The objectives of the Program are to resolve conflict, repair harm, and to restore peace and harmony. The Program includes alternative dispute resolution, diversions, provides assistance to the Mohawk court by offering advice on justice matters, family court and mediation. The Program also includes the Aboriginal Court Worker Program which provides criminal, youth and family court services to the Akwesasne Mohawk court, as well as to courts held in Cornwall, Ontario, and Valleyfield Quebec.
The Program offers an Aboriginal alternative to the mainstream court process. It offers the Mohawks of Akwesasne the ability to reassert their traditional practices by resolving disputes through traditional conflict resolution.