The Lytton First Nation has entered into a funding agreement with the Department of Justice Canada to manage the Yeneid Preventative Justice Programs.
The Programs provide services focused on prevention, rediscovery (for children and youth), alternative measures and restorative justice, fisheries offenses and probation administration. The Programs serve both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities over a one-hundred mile radius between Boston Bar and Spences Bridge on both sides of the Fraser River. Specific Aboriginal communities served include: Cooks Ferry Band; Nicomen Band; Lytton First Nation; Village of Lytton; Siska Indian Band; Skuppha Band; Kanaka Bar Band; Boothroyd Band.
Program objectives include efforts to reduce crime, reconnect children with their cultural roots, maintain an alternative form of dispute resolution to the criminal justice system, and to provide information and support to offenders and victims involved in the process.