The Meadow Lake Tribal Council Justice Secretariat coordinates the development of community justice structures, plans and services for the nine member First Nations of the Tribal Council by supporting the ongoing development of band-level Community Justice Committees (CJCs). Activities vary from committee to committee and include crime prevention; mediation and dispute resolution; healing, talking and sentencing circles; alternative measures programs for adults and youth; victim services; and community- based correctional services that focus on offender rehabilitation and reintegration, and victim/offender healing. The CJCs and the Justice Initiative continue to develop links with agencies that provide human services, health and education.
The long-term vision of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council Justice Initiative is to develop a culturally grounded, community controlled justice system that provides citizens access to a full range of services in both criminal and civil areas. This system operates in the context of self government, and complements existing federal/provincial justice services.