WHITEFISH LAKE FIRST NATION

JUSTICE PROGRAM

Our Vision

The Whitefish Lake First Nation #459 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:

  • Policing

  • 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 in the Youth

Resilience Building

(Old Health Centre)

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.

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.

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

POLICING

An RCMP service member has been assigned to Whitefish Lake First Nation (WFLFN) as part of an Enhanced Service Agreement with the province of Alberta. This means WFLFN pays for this service and thus it is tailored to meet the policing needs of the Nation. The RCMP member is assigned 80 hours bi-weekly to the Nation as part of the service agreement.

For more Information about the Program Contact

Dale Tallman

Justice Program Coordinator

Other Important Phone Numbers:

Mental Health Help Line

Kids Help Phone

High Prairie RCMP

High Prairie Victim Services

Fax: 780-767-3922

General Delivery Atikameg, AB

T0G 0C0

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