Yukon Youth Justice
Youth Probation services in the Communities. For the most part, the Youth Probation functions the same way in Yukon communities as it does in Whitehorse.
For specific programming in your community, call your region:
- Carcross: 867-821-2920
- Carmacks/Klondike Highway: 867-863-5800
- Haines Junction: 867-634-2203
- Teslin: 867-390-2588
- Watson Lake: 867-536-2232
- Dawson City: 867-993-7890
- Faro: 867-994-2749
- Mayo/Elsa: 867-996-2283
- Old Crow: 867-993-7890
- Pelly Crossing: 867-996-2283
- Ross River: 867-969-3200
In Yukon, Youth Justice falls under the umbrella of the Government of Yukon, Health and Social Services, Family and Children’s Services Branch.
There are five main programs within Youth Justice:
Custody Services is responsible for yong people who are serving Pre-trial Detention, Secure and Open Custody Supervision sentences at the Young Offenders Facility.
Programs available may include:
- sports and recreation
- fitness and nutrition
- First Nations culture
- life skills
Youth Achievement Centre (YAC)
YAC provides day and after-school programs that promote trust, respect and responsibility in youth at risk and young people in the youth justice system.
Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)
Why a new youth justice act? In May 1998, the Government of Canada launched its Youth Justice Renewal Initiative. This initiative led to the development of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, or the YCJA, which became law in April 2003, replacing the Young Offenders Act (YOA).
Youth Probation provides support and supervision to youth, families, victims and communities through a detailed case management system to ensure compliance of YCJA court orders.
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3610
Youth justice (H-9A)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: 305 Lambert Street | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]