WHITEFISH LAKE FIRST NATION

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM

Our Vision

The Whitefish Lake First Nation #459  Restorative Justice Program strives to achieve a safe and secure community, by making criminal behaviour accountable to the community, and to provide healing opportunities to those that are involved, including victims and offenders.

Services We Offer:

  • Restorative Justice Committee

  • Crime Prevention Activities

  • Justice System Navigation for Offenders & Victims

  • Community Mediation

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

OFFICE HOURS

Located at the 

WFLFN Child & Family

Services Building

Crime Prevention Activities

  • Awareness Campaigns (gangs, substance misuse, crime)

  • Educational Workshops

  • Counselling and Wellness Planning

  • Community Wellness Training (such as mental health first aid)

  • Community Collaboration with other Agencies and Departments

  • Community Engagement on Crime Prevention

RESTORATIVE AND YOUTH JUSTICE COMMITTEE

The Restorative Justice and Youth Justice program's goal are to bring community accountability and healing from criminal activity within the Nation and by our members. Whitefish Lake First Nation's Restorative Justice Program is court recognized and approved. Both committees are made up of community members including Elders and youth. Please note that we do not do FINE OPTIONS.

How Does it Work?

It is through the Restorative Justice Program adults (18+) can avoid certain charges by taking part in the program. The program then addresses the root causes of the partakers behaviour. 

How Does Someone Get into the Program?

By being referred to the program. Referrals to the program come from the Courts, Police, and community corrections. People can also be referred pre-charge by Police, the School, and other established routes. (With the program being new, we are only taking referrals from the Courts right now, updated March 24, 2021)

Program Completion

Charges are dropped if chosen goals and activities are completed, within a given timeline. A wellness plan is developed in each case.

Youth Justice Committee

The Whitefish Lake First Nation Youth Justice Committee takes referrals between the ages of 12 and 17, and serves as an alternative to the court process for young offenders.

Victim

Reparation

Community

Interests

Individual

Accountability

Restorative 

Justice

For more Information about the Program Contact

Dale Tallman

Restorative Justice

Program Coordinator

Other Important Phone Numbers:

Mental Health Help Line

Kids Help Phone

High Prairie RCMP

High Prairie Victim Services

"...For as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow"

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Fax: 780-767-3922

General Delivery

Atikameg, Alberta

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