Call to Action # 30: Actions and Commitments

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September 18, 2017


Govt. Actions to Reduce Overrepresentation

Commitment to reduce the over- representation of Indigenous people

Highlighted the importance of continuing to work together with Yukon First Nations and partners health, education and housing to reduce the over-representation of Indigenous people in justice system and build safer, healthier, stronger communities.


August 29, 2019


Govt. Actions to Reduce Overrepresentation

Gladue Report Writing Pilot Project

The Council of Yukon First Nations has begun to administer the Gladue Report Writing Pilot Project, taking over from the Yukon Legal Services Society, a non-profit organization also known as Legal Aid. The transfer took place August 1, officially putting the project into the hands of Yukon First Nations.


March 6, 2019


Govt. Actions to Reduce Overrepresentation

Gladue Reports writing project update

Representatives from the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) and the Yukon Legal Services Society say it’s still too early to tell what difference the pilot program is making, but it’s provided a structured way to get necessary information before Yukon courts. Roster of 3 writers trained, 37 reports written for Indigenous offenders since pilot launch


February 20, 2018


Govt. Actions to Reduce Overrepresentation

Pilot funding to standardize writing Gladue reports

Yukon is funding $530,000 on 3-year pilot project to formalize and standardize the process of writing Gladue reports for judges sentencing Indigenous offenders. “This is really about getting the best possible information about any individual offender before the court, for consideration in determining what’s an appropriate sentence, and what the variety of that sentence might be — restorative options, rehabilitative options, those kind of things,” said Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee.