- FILE HILLS QU'APPELLE TRIBAL COUNCIL COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAM (IJP)
PO Box 985
Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan
Director of Restorative Justice
Telephone: (306) 332-8223
Fax: (306) 332-2654
Serves Communities: Carry The Kettle, Little Black Bear, Muscowpetung, Nekaneet, Okanese, Pasqua, Peepeekisis, Piapot, Standing Buffalo, Star Blanket and Wood Mountain First Nations, Town of Fort Qu’Appelle
The Restorative Justice Unit coordinates the development and implementation of community justice structures, plans and services for the eleven member First Nations of the Tribal Council (Carry The Kettle, Little Black Bear, Muscowpetung, Nekaneet, Okanese, Pasqua, Peepeekisis, Piapot, Standing Buffalo, Star Blanket and Wood Mountain First Nations) and the town of Fort Qu’Appelle. The Restorative Justice Unit will reorganize the Community Justice Program under four pillars: Technical Services, Community Development, Training, and Governance. Core restorative justice services fall under the Technical Services pillar and include mediation, circle facilitation, negotiation and administration of affiliated programs. The Community Development pillar will address the justice needs of the member First Nations. Each First Nation is unique with specific justice priorities. Community Justice Committees will identify areas of concern specific to their communities and justice development officers will assist in the research and development of appropriate solutions. The Training pillar will address capacity development within the Program. The Governance pillar will address bylaws, wills and estates workshops, natural law workshops, legal life skills and legal preparation when new laws are coming into effect. (Government of Canada)
- Probation: As officers of the court they supervise the court orders in our communities.
- Youth Reintegration: As a community liaison between youth released from court and their community resources.
- Courtworker: As liaisons between the court and the community they offer insight into the workings of the courts, court terminology and give direction to clients to obtain legal aid.
- Community Justice: The Officers meet with the justice committees, arrange justice gatherings, provide circle facilitation, mediation, trainings.
Note: Communities may have additional Justice Programming/Justice Coordinators that can help you identify what options are available to your client, reach out to the Tribal Agency Justice Director or consult the CLASSIC Manual on Alternative and Rehabilitative Justice Options/Programming for additional community information.
- JOHN HOWARD SOCIETY - ALTERNATIVE MEASURES AND EXTRAJUDICIAL SANCTION PROGRAM (MOOSE JAW)
15 Hochelaga St. W
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Telephone: (306) 693-0777
Fax: (306) 692-7655
Phone: (306) 981-2264
Alternative Measures refers to means other than the formal court process for adults charged with certain offenses as approved by the Ministry of Justice and the Crown Prosecutor. In order for an offense to be eligible for referral to the program, adults are required to take responsibility for committing the offense. Program staff arrange a face-to-face meeting between offender and victim. A mediated discussion takes place with the intent of repairing harm and deterring the offender from further criminal activity. The goal is to address underlying issues and focus on education and information. Upon successful completion, the charge is withdrawn in court. The program is centered on the belief that justice is best determined by those directly involved. (John Howard Society Moose Jaw, AMS/EJS Pamphlet)
The Alternative Measures (AM) and Extrajudicial Sanction (EJS) program offered through the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (Moose Jaw) is a program for adults and youth dedicated to the values, principles and processes of Restorative Justice. The program allows those affected by the crime to identify their needs and allows the offender to take responsibility for their actions and make amends. The AM/EJS program contributes to healing, reintegration and prevention of future offences. In addition, The Stop Lift Program offered through the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (Moose Jaw) is a program for youth and adults charged with shoplifting. The program is used to teach individuals about the impact of their actions, to themselves, victims, their community and society. The program is also used to help individuals reflect on issues of self-esteem, peer pressure and decision making skills. (Government of Canada)
Note: John Howard Society has additional Justice Programming and coordinators that can help you identify what options are available to your client, reach out to the JHS, review their directory of Justice programming @ https://www.sk.johnhoward.ca/services/justice-programs/, or consult the CLASSIC Manual on Alternative and Rehabilitative Justice Options/Programming for additional program information. JHS provides services in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert as well.
- LA LOCHE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE - LA LOCHE COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAM (IJP)
PO Box 580
La Loche, Saskatchewan
Telephone: (306) 822-2606
Fax: (306) 822-2623
The Alternative Measures Program is a community Justice Program developed and delivered by Saskatchewan Justice, Corrections and Public Safety and the Aboriginal Justice Directorate. The La Loche Alternative measures/Extrajudical Sanctions Program work with youth and adult offenders who come into conflict with the law. Alternative Measures is a program that diverts offenders away from attaining criminal records. AMP provides a venue for victims for possible reconciliation, restitution and restoration of peace and harmony. (La Loche Friendship Centre)
The objectives of the Program are to provide community based services related to crime prevention, public education, dispute resolution/peacekeeping and alternative measures including diversion, healing circles, family group conferencing and support programming for youth and adults in contact with the mainstream justice system. (Government of Canada)
Note: Additional programming offered through the La Loche Friendship Centre can be located @ https://www.lalochefc.com/about.html