Department of Justice

Department Overview


Departmental Overview

The role of the Department of Justice is to work with Yukoners in responding to challenges and opportunities, by administering the justice system, by providing services that contribute to public safety and security and by providing legal services to the Government of Yukon.

Community and Correctional Services

Community and Correctional Services provides programs and services for victims and offenders, and has as its primary goal the safe integration of offenders into communities as law-abiding citizens.

Whitehorse Correctional Centre
Redevelopment of the Whitehorse Correctional Centre
Victim Services / Family Violence Prevention Unit
Adult Probation

Community Justice and Public Safety

The Community Justice and Public Services Branch offers community justice initiatives, crime prevention programs, worker advocacy and Justice related funding programs and public services for Yukoners.

Crime Prevention and Policing
Community Justice
Coroner's Service

Legal and Regulatory Services

The Legal and Regulatory Services Branch drafts and develops territorial legislation, reviews policy, conducts civil actions and prosecutes offences. Legal & Regulatory Services is also the legal advisor to the Premier, offering confidential legal advice and expertise to the Government of Yukon.

Aboriginal Law Group
Legislative Counsel Office
Legal Services
Court Services
Court Services provides facilities for the courts, as well as administrative and support services to the judiciary and other participants in the Yukon court system. Services that assist with the collection of child support orders and amounts owed under civil court orders are also handled through Court Services.
Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP)
The Courts
Sheriff's Office
Witness Administration Program
Yukon Public Law Library
Land Titles Office
Public Administrator

Management Services

Management Services works closely with the entire Department of Justice to support appropriate and consistent departmental policy planning and program delivery, information and communications, financial planning, human and resource management, administration and systems support.

Deputy Minister's Office
Policy and Communications
Finance, Systems and Administration
Human Resources
Workers' Advocate