The Department of Justice and Public Safety works to develop supports to reduce risks to the community and to strengthen the criminal and civil justice systems. The department coordinates efforts for efficient public safety services to provide security to citizens from threats to their personal and economic stability.
Some of the priorities in this mandate are to:
Collaborate on a comprehensive Poverty Reduction Strategy
Review legal aid and education programs to ensure they meet the needs of the communities they serve and are sustainable
Renew the approach to public safety, ensuring that police and fire service delivery reflects the current and future needs of Islanders
Work with colleagues on a new Mental Health and Addictions Strategy