A responsive and culturally relevant justice system will help protect all Yukoners, respect the human rights of incarcerated individuals and provide for rehabilitation that reduces the recidivism rates in the correctional system. Our government will ensure that we amend legislation in order to reflect the priorities we have heard from Yukoners.
A Yukon Liberal Government will:
- work with RCMP, First Nations, the Yukon Police Council and communities to identify ongoing policing priorities and the funding required to implement them;
- develop improved access to justice and alternative support options for both criminal and civil cases;
- expand crime prevention through an environmental design approach to all interested rural and remote communities;
- review the Auditor General’s Report on Corrections and implement relevant recommendations to improve Yukon correctional services;
- develop alternative correctional therapeutic environments for individuals with disabilities, mental health or addictions problems;
- develop programs to assist victims of violent crime and sexual assault in Yukon;
- update the Legal Professions Act and its regulations in order to protect the public’s interests and improve access to legal services;
- amend the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Act to include presumptive provisions for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in first responders;
- conduct a legislative, policy and practice review to ensure the Yukon Government meets rules and social standards for LGBTQ non-discrimination, and
- amend Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act to increase the amount of government information available to Yukoners.