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Government of Yukon announces development of Sexualized Assault Response Team
December 5, 2017 – Resources are being provided to develop a Sexualized Assault Response Team (SART), which will begin offering services in spring 2018.

Final report of the FASD prevalence study of corrections population released
November 23, 2017 – The results of a study into the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) among the corrections population will inform planning and service delivery.

David Loukidelis appointed to inspect the Whitehorse Correctional Centre
November 22, 2017 – The inspection will begin in early January 2018, guided by terms of reference provided by the Minister of Justice.

Government of Yukon announces proposed framework for legalized cannabis
November 20, 2017 – The Government of Yukon has released its proposed framework for the legalization of cannabis, which will form the basis of new territorial legislation to regulate cannabis in Yukon.

Results of public engagement on cannabis released today
November 9, 2017 – The information gathered via the survey is informing the Government of Yukon as it develops a new act for the regulation of cannabis.

Statement from Minister of Justice Tracy McPhee regarding historic sexual assault cases
October 30, 2017 – Minister of Justice Tracy McPhee released the following statement today.

Government of Yukon tables a new Legal Profession Act
October 11, 2017 – The Government of Yukon tabled Bill No. 14 yesterday, which will replace the existing Legal Profession Act with modernized and updated legislation.

Government of Yukon tables Missing Persons Act
October 3, 2017 – The Government of Yukon today tabled Bill No. 13, the Missing Persons Act, which will enhance the RCMP’s ability to investigate missing persons cases in the territory.

Minister of Justice directs an inspection of the Whitehorse Correctional Centre
September 25, 2017 – Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee will direct that an inspection of the Whitehorse Correctional Centre take place pursuant to a never-before-used section of the Yukon Corrections Act, 2009 – and that a report be made to the Deputy Minister of Justice.

Minister McPhee attends Vancouver meeting of federal-provincial-territorial Ministers Responsible for Justice and Public Safety
September 18, 2018 – Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee discusses priorities emphasized by Yukon Government upon end of FPT Justice & Public Safety Ministers' conference

Opportunity for public to give input on new Act to regulate Yukon legal practice
August 18, 2017 – Interested Yukoners are asked to provide their opinion on potential changes to the Legal Profession Act.

Government of Yukon wants your input on cannabis legalization
August 10, 2017 – Yukoners have more than seven weeks to participate in a public survey about cannabis legalization.

Seven community projects awarded crime prevention, victim services funding
July 19, 2017 – The fund is providing $112,925 to seven community-led projects.

Government of Yukon wants your opinion on missing persons legislation
July 4, 2017 – The Government of Yukon is considering legislation to assist Yukon RCMP in missing persons investigations and needs your feedback.

Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods unit takes action against drug trafficking and prostitution in Whitehorse
June 23, 2017 – The Government of Yukon takes action against drug trafficking and prostitution in Whitehorse.

Yukon trans and gender-non-conforming individuals protected from discrimination
June 14, 2017 – Amendments to the Human Rights Act and the Vital Statistics Act protect trans and gender-non-conforming individuals.

Minister of Justice honours 13 Yukoners at Community Safety Awards
May 19, 2017 – The 2017 Community Safety Awards recognized Yukoners for their efforts preventing crime and fostering community safety.

Minister of Justice sets Yukon policing priorities for 2017–18
May 16, 2017 – Yukon's policing priorities have been set for 2017–18.

New legislation proposes boosting number of Yukon Supreme Court Justices
April 26, 2017 – Government of Yukon has introduced legislation to increase the number of Supreme Court Justices in Yukon from two to three.

Government strengthens laws to protect the rights of transgender Yukoners
April 25, 2017 – Changes to the Vital Statistics and Human Rights acts will prohibit discrimination on the grounds of gender identity and gender expression.

Government of Yukon supports proposed federal cannabis legalization and regulation
April 13, 2017 – Government of Yukon is getting ready for the legalization of cannabis.

New Yukon Supreme Court justice to be added
March 30, 2017 – Federal government allows for Yukon Supreme Court justice appointment in 2017–18 budget.

Legislative amendments will protect the rights of transgender Yukoners
March 13, 2017 – Amendments to the Vital Statistics Act will remove the requirement for sex reassignment surgery before a person can change the gender on their birth registration.

Government of Yukon and Kwanlin Dün First Nation advance land titles registration
February 8, 2017 – An amendment to Kwanlin Dün First Nation's Self-Government Agreement has been approved allowing select land title registration.

Nominations sought for 2017 Community Safety Awards
February 1, 2017 – The nomination period for the 2017 community safety awards is now open.

Five community projects to receive crime prevention, victim services funding
January 26, 2017 – The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust is providing funding totaling $87,957 to five community-led projects that focus on crime prevention or services for victims.

Yukon Police Council seeks public input on policing priorities
January 24, 2017 – The Yukon Police Council is seeking input from Yukon citizens and stakeholders.

A statement from the Government of Yukon regarding the Peel regional land use planning case
January 19, 2017 – A statement from Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee.


Yukon welcomes new RCMP commanding officer
December 6, 2016 – Chief Superintendent Scott Sheppard has been named commanding officer of Yukon's RCMP ("M" Division) and has assumed the leadership of Yukon's police force.

Government of Yukon opens new service centre dedicated to youth
August 16, 2016 – New initiative to help youth navigate Yukon government services.

Yukon dedicated to full participation in National Inquiry
August 3, 2016 – Yukon’s advisory committee remains committed to working across Canada to ensure inquiry is truly national and reflects Yukon realities.

Yukon Employees’ Union and Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
July 15, 2016 – New agreement covers almost three quarters of government employees.

New Land Titles Act regulations are first of their kind in Canada
July 5, 2016 – The Government of Yukon has proclaimed the Land Titles Act, 2015 and enacted its accompanying regulations.

Eight crime prevention, victim services initiatives awarded funding
June 6, 2016 – The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust is providing funding totaling $140,737 to eight community-led projects.

Kwanlin Dün First Nation to receive funding for community safety program
May 27, 2016 – The Government of Yukon is providing over $1.4 million in funding over three years for a Kwanlin Dün First Nation community safety project.

Minister of Justice sets Yukon policing priorities for 2016/17
May 19, 2016 – Policing priorities for this year focus on enhancing community safety.

Government of Yukon shares preliminary FASD Prevalence Study results at national conference
April 21, 2016 – Study looked at the prevalence of FASD in Yukon's corrections system.

Government of Yukon to fund five additional RCMP positions
April 8, 2016 – The Government of Yukon is providing $385,000 in funding for new RCMP resources.

Government of Yukon announces funding support for Crime Stoppers program
April 8, 2016 – Crime Stoppers is an important bridge between communities and the Yukon RCMP.

Yukon government continues to invest in the Land Titles Modernization Project
April 6, 2016 – A $1.1 million investment in the Land Titles Modernization Project will improve services available to Yukoners.

Corrections engages with Yukon First Nations on culturally relevant programming
March 17, 2016 – Government seeks First Nations input on improving programming at Whitehorse Correctional Centre.

Government of Yukon continues its support of A Safe Place drop-in program
March 10, 2016 – Whitehorse drop-in centre for women and children gets extra funding.

Government of Yukon awards funding to 15 groups for projects to support Yukon youth
February 19, 2016 – Young rock climbers, skiers and artists to benefit from funding awarded through the Youth Investment Fund.

Government of Yukon unveils new 911 call centre
February 16, 2016 – New 911 call centre opens in preparation for Yukon-wide service.

Communiqué–Yukon leaders commit to continued collaboration to address high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls
February 12, 2016 – Released in partnership with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council

RCMP and SCAN unit take action against drug trafficking in Whitehorse
January 5, 2016 – The RCMP and Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit carried out coordinated actions on New Year’s Eve.