Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 30: Justice (25-42)

Viens Commission response: investments in Aboriginal and urban community justice programs

June 7, 2021

Announced measures to support justice in Aboriginal and urban communities. In response to the Viens Commission’s recommendations, the Québec government wishes to further develop Aboriginal community justice and combat the over-representation of this population in the justice system. The investment covers:

  • the establishment of new urban community justice initiatives to satisfy the needs of the First Nations and the Inuit ($4.0 million);
  • support for new initiatives and strengthening of existing community justice initiatives in First Nations and Inuit communities (justice committee) ($7.2 million);
  • enhancement of the remuneration of Gladue writers under contract, the availability of “Gladue letters,” and support to hire additional Gladue writers in Aboriginal organizations ($2.9 million).