The NISJ encourages support for research related to curriculum and program development.
FASD Prevalence Study
Since 2010, the NISJ has participated on a territorial/federal Project Partners Board that is overseeing a multi-year study of the prevalence of FASD in Yukon’s adult criminal justice system.
It is hoped that the results of the study will have implications for a number of areas including training, case management, and programming.
The project lead is the Yukon Government, Department of Justice. Other Project Board members have included:
- Yukon Government, Department of Health and Social Services
- Council of Yukon First Nations
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society Yukon (FASSY)
- Justice Canada, Correctional Services Canada
- Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse
From time to time, NISJ sponsors speaking events featuring national and local speakers addressing a social justice related issue(s). These events are open to the public, free of charge.
In October 2011, the topic for the NISJ Inaugural Speaking Event was “Making Change: Local, National and International Pathways to Social Justice.” The featured speakers were Hon. Lloyd Axworthy, former AFN Chief Phil Fontaine, and Chief Peter Johnson, Teslin Tlingit Council.
In September 2013, the topic for this NISJ Speaking Event was “Policing in Northern and Remote Canada.” Speakers included:
- Dr. Gabor Mate
- RCMP Assistant Commissioner Roger Brown
- Lorraine Netro, former Deputy Chief, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation