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Funding for justice programs

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Three Saskatoon Tribal Councils will receive $537,990 in funding over two years for justice-related programs. Through its urban programs, the STC receives referrals for extrajudicial measures and sanctions for youth, assists victims of crime, and helps at-risk youth, their families, and the community to understand their rights, the justice system and family rebuilding processes. The funding will also aid youth in understanding and maintaining conditions imposed on them while in supervised mediation agreements. The rural programs include extra-judicial sanctions and alternative measures programming for youth and adults in six rural First Nation communities in the Saskatoon region. The measures include various culturally appropriate circles, victim/offender mediation, and diversion programs. The programs also deliver crime prevention and public education activities. The three STC programs, cost-shared with the province, are the STC Community Justice program and the Extrajudicial Measures program, and Opikinawasowin Reintegration Program.