JUSTICE & PUBLIC SAFETY
A Justice Committee is in place comprised of a Portfolio Councillor, who chairs the committee and five community members. Terms of reference for the justice committee were developed, however, they need to be reviewed and ratified by Chief and Council. A Community Safety Plan was developed for the period 2017-2022. That plan will be reviewed and updated with the assistance of staff from the Aboriginal Community Safety, Crime Prevention Branch, Public Safety Canada.
- The Justice Committee works closely with the RCMP under the CTA (Community Tripartite Agreement)
- Court worker services are available through Battlefords Tribal Council
- A provincial probation officer has use of an office in the administration building on a regular basis.
- Security personnel provides services 7 days/week from 8 pm – 8 am.
- A grant was submitted to the provincial government, Policing & Community Safety Services, Corrections, Policing and Public Safety for an awareness campaign to keep Sweetgrass First Nation safe.
- A grant was also submitted to SGI to purchase speed display signs.
- An Animal Control bylaw was developed, however, enforcement remains a challenge.
SASKATCHEWAN FINE OPTION PROGRAM
Alternatives to Paying a Provincial Fine
The Fine Option Program is not an alternative to sentencing but gives people the opportunity to settle fines by doing unpaid, supervised community service work rather than paying in cash. The Ministry of Justice works with town councils, First Nations communities, local non-profit organizations, or an individual to administer the Fine Option Program in the community under a contractual agreement. These organizations or individuals, called fine option agencies, assign suitable community service work to people who register to settle fines under the program. The agencies also advise the court of the outcome of the assignment.
Currently, Saskatchewan has agreements with Alberta and Manitoba that allow some out-of-province fines to be worked off in another province. The program is open only to the individual who received the fine and does not apply to companies or corporations.
Fine Option Agent - Sweetgrass First Nation
Greta Fineday 306-441-8601
Original fine option papers can be dropped off at the Band Office in sufficient time with the following information:
- contact number
Providing services through Battlefords Tribal Council (BTC) to both youth and adults who are in conflict with the Criminal Justice System and to help ensure parents and family members receive assistance in dealing with Child Protection Matters.
- Assist and provide services to Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people. Assist clients to understand their rights, options, responsibilities, and court procedures.
- Assist clients to obtain legal counsel, making applications to Legal Aid or Court Appointed Counsel Applications.
Aboriginal Court Worker
Family Court Worker
Stacey Francis 306-937-6892
- Deanna Thomas
- Kim Weenie
- Darrell Paskimin
- Max Fineday
- Justice Portfolio - Councillors Ray Fox
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