The BC First Nations Justice Strategy (the Strategy) signed March 6, 2020, brings First Nations and British Columbia into partnership to address poor justice system outcomes for First Nations in BC.
Fully enacted, the Strategy will
- Reduce the number of First Nations people who become involved with the criminal justice system
- Improve the experience of those who do
- Increase the number of First Nations people working within the justice system
- Support First Nations to restore their justice systems and structures
The Strategy includes 42 actions along two paths: 1) reform of the current justice system; and, 2) restoration of First Nation legal traditions and structures.
The Strategy was jointly developed by the BC First Nations Justice Council, BC First Nations communities, and the Province of British Columbia.