Location of Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs in Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador
This map only depicts where Aboriginal Justice Strategy Programs are located. It does not represent the geographic reach of the programs.
The Aboriginal Justice Strategy programs depicted are funded by both Federal and Provincial/Territorial governments.
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- 121. Conne River – Miawpukek First Nation Healing and Sentencing Program
Community-Based Justice Programs - Newfoundland and Labrador
Miawpukek First Nation Healing and Sentencing Program
Recipient: Miawpukek First Nation
The objectives of the Miawpukek First Nation Healing and Sentencing Program are to strengthen the capacity of local people and promote community building with regard to justice issues. The Program is guided by four traditional values: the disruption should be brought out into the open; the person in contact with the justice system must take responsibility for his or her actions; the offender must be willing to make amends; and the community-based justice committee must provide a safe and respectful place to allow healing to happen by protecting the person harmed and their families.
The Program employs traditional Mi'kmaq approaches to justice and community building, such as healing and sentencing circles. The Program is also in the process of sharing information with key stakeholders (e.g. RCMP, band officials, Health Centre and school staff) in order to educate the public on how it could be beneficial to them.
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