Category Archives: Justice

Department of Justice

Sep, 29 2015

David Ramsay: Honouring Fallen Police and Peace Officers

Mr. Speaker, each year on the last Sunday of September, Canada salutes the men and women who put their lives on the line every day in their role as police and peace officers. In Yellowknife on September 27th, RCMP, peace officers, family members and the public came together to recognize and honour the loss of […]

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Aug, 13 2015

Construction contract awarded for women’s corrections facility in Fort Smith

Fort Smith (August 13, 2015) – The contract for the design and construction of the new adult women’s correctional facility in Fort Smith has been awarded to C.A.B. Construction Ltd. of Fort Smith with a winning proposal of just over $23.5 million. The new facility will have capacity for 23 women and will be built […]

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Jul, 13 2015

South Mackenzie Corrections Centre tests emergency preparedness with real-life drill

HAY RIVER (July 13, 2015) – Staff at the South Mackenzie Correctional Centre had the opportunity to practice their contingency plans during a mock evacuation drill last week in Hay River. Staff put full evacuation plans to the test when advised of the mock drill starting at 9:00 a.m. last Wednesday and inmates, staff and […]

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Jun, 4 2015

David Ramsay: Community Justice and Policing Conference – Together We’re Better

Mr. Speaker, earlier this spring the Department of Justice hosted “Together We’re Better”, a conference on community safety planning, networking and building partnerships. Eighty people from across the Northwest Territories attended the two-day conference in Yellowknife. The focus was on small communities and included Elders, chiefs, mayors and senior community officials as well as Community […]

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Jun, 2 2015

Parenting After Separation workshops expand to Behchoko and Hay River

YELLOWKNIFE (June 2, 2015) – Workshops designed to assist families who are going through marriage breakdowns have now been expanded to the communities of Behchoko and Hay River. The Parenting After Separation workshop is designed to help parents make positive transitions, both for their children and for themselves, after a separation or divorce.  In these […]

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Jun, 2 2015

David Ramsay: Expansion of Court Programs and Services

Mr. Speaker, in cooperation with the judiciary, the Department of Justice has been supporting specialized courts in Yellowknife since 2011. Specialized courts and their programs provide offenders with an opportunity to take responsibility for their actions and get the support that they need to lead healthier lives for themselves and their families. Today I want […]

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Apr, 28 2015

Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court and PARTNER program expand to Hay River

HAY RIVER (April 28, 2015) – The Domestic Violence Treatment Option (DVTO) Court has expanded to Hay River effective April 27, 2015. Designed as an alternative court for people who have been charged with violence against their partners, the DVTO Court allows people to accept responsibility for their behaviour and enter the specialized Planning Action […]

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Mar, 9 2015

David Ramsay: Office of Auditor General’s Report and Justice Updates

Mr. Speaker, the Department of Justice is committed to this Assembly’s goals of healthy, educated people and vibrant, safe communities. We contribute to achieving these goals by offering a range of programs and services that give individuals the tools and support they need to address the challenges and poor choices that often result in criminal […]

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Mar, 3 2015

Minister of Justice accepts recommendations from Auditor General

YELLOWKNIFE (March 3, 2015) – The Minister of Justice has accepted all recommendations from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) Report on NWT Corrections Service. “We welcome this examination of our procedures and processes as supportive of improvements and change in the Corrections system,” said Minister of Justice David Ramsay. “We have […]

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Mar, 2 2015

Ministerial Restorative Justice Award presented to Bobbi Hamilton

HAY RIVER (March 2, 2015) – The 2015 Ministerial Restorative Justice Award has been presented to Bobbi Hamilton of Hay River for her significant contributions to the people of her community.  Ms. Hamilton has demonstrated peaceful ways of resolving conflict and promoted healing between offenders, victims, families and communities. “The work that Community Justice Coordinators […]

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