Department of Justice

Community Safety & Crime Prevention

Community Justice Frequently Asked Questions


What type of funding is available from the Department of Justice?

Most of the funding that is available for access through the Department of Justice is for crime prevention projects and victim services projects.

Applications for the Youth Investment Fund, Kids Recreation Fund, Crime Prevention Victim Services Trust Fund and the Community Mobilization Fund can be picked up at 301 Jarvis St. For more information and to download an application, see the Crime Prevention Funding Programs.


Where can I place a complaint against the RCMP?

The steps are as follows:

  • An individual may file an official complaint at the Detachment in your community.
  • Or, you can speak with a member of the RCMP M Division, by contacting the Headquarters building in Whitehorse at (867) 667-5551, or in person at 4100-4th Ave.
  • Finally, if you are not satisfied with the response you have received and you would like to take further steps, you may file a complaint with the Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP at 1-800-665-6878.


Where can I get information on RCMP community programs such as the Auxiliary Police program or the Summer Student program?

  • Start by contacting your local Detachment to see what programs are being run in your community. Local Detachment numbers are as follows:

Beaver Creek RCMP, (867) 862-2677
Carcross RCMP, (867) 821-2677
Carmacks RCMP, (867) 863-2677
Dawson City RCMP, (867) 993-2677
Faro RCMP, (867) 994-2677
Haines Junction RCMP, (867) 634-2677
Mayo RCMP, (867) 996-2677
Old Crow RCMP, (867) 966-2677
Pelly Crossing RCMP, (867) 537-2677
Ross River RCMP, (867) 969-2677
Teslin RCMP, (867) 390-2677
Watson Lake RCMP, (867) 536-2677

  • Or you can contact the M Division (Yukon) Headquarters building in Whitehorse at (867) 667-5551 and ask for the coordinator of the specific program you are interested in.
  • Or you can contact the Department of Justice at (867) 667-5962/ 1-800-661-0408 extension 5962 for more information.


Where can I get information on Crime Prevention, Community Justice or Community Policing?

Community Justice and Public Safety
Department of Justice
Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon
Tel: (867) 667-5962
Toll Free: 1-800-661-0408, local 5962
Fax: (867) 393-6326
Crimeprevention@gov.yk.ca

Contact the RCMP M Division at (867) 667-5551.


What are crime prevention projects such as the Youth Leadership program or Youth Services Canada project?

The Youth Leadership program is operated by an interagency steering committee, which consists of Crime Prevention Yukon, the RCMP and the YTG Departments of Justice, Community & Transportation Services, Youth Directorate, Health & Social Services, Education and Economic Development.

The Yukon Youth Leadership Program is targeted at specific Yukon communities with a recognized need for youth programs. The following objectives are central to the program's success in improving the lives of Yukon youth.

  • Develop leadership skills, self-esteem and mutual respect
  • Provide relevant cultural and recreational experience
  • Demonstrate positive lifestyle alternatives
  • Offer volunteer and paid work experience for youth
  • Promote cooperative community involvement and partnerships
  • Be tailored to meet the needs of each community participating in the project
  • Be viable, effective, and respectful of local community needs and the environment
  • Bridge cultural difference in the communities
  • Provide training skills to the entire team, including community leaders

Through the achievement of these goals, the program develops skills, and builds confidence and self-esteem. It promotes positive experiences for youth, and deters negative social behaviors such as vandalism and petty crime.

Youth Services Canada Project is a community based project to encourage young people to gain job skills, life skills, personal and career development through hands-on and relevant community service experience. This project is a joint partnership with Human Resources Development Canada, City of Whitehorse, RCMP, Department of Justice & Women's Directorate and Crime Prevention Yukon

For more information about these two projects contact Crime Prevention Yukon at (867) 668-4420 or visit their web page.