The Sioux Valley Dakota Nation has entered into a funding agreement with the Department of Justice Canada to manage the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Community Justice Program.
The Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Community Justice Program is a holistic program that utilizes the philosophy of Dakota values, culture and traditions as determined by community members, to respond to justice issues within the community of Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. The main objective of the Program is to empower community members to assume a greater responsibility for justice issues and the resolution of community disputes. The Program serves both youth and adult community members by providing community-based activities that support and rebuild connections to community resources with the goal of reducing risk factors for recidivism. The Program is supported by a Community Justice Committee that receives training in diversion, alternative measures, community sentencing, mediation and court processes, in order to support the Program and its clients.