The Council of the Atikamekw Nation has entered into a contribution agreement with the Department of Justice Canada to manage the Youth Justice Program. The Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw delivers culturally relevant alternatives to mainstream child protection and young offender systems in the Atikamekw communities of Manouane and Weymontachie.
The objectives of the "Système d'intervention d'autorité Atikamekw" project are to:
- Create a task force on domestic violence to explore alternatives to judicialization;
- Promote Councils of Elders in communities and support them in their mandates;
- Complete mediation training of Councils of Elders; and
- Recruit, integrate and train new members in the Manawan and Wermotaci communities.