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Ministry of Corrections,Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justiceand Attorney GeneralPlan for 2021-22

Table of ContentsStatement from the Ministers . 1Response to Government Direction . 2Operational Plan .3Highlights .9Financial Summary . 10

Statement from the MinistersI am pleased to present the Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety’s Plan for2021-22.Government Direction and Budget 2021-22 is focused on protecting Saskatchewan peoplethrough the remainder of the pandemic, building the infrastructure that a strong economyneeds, and growing Saskatchewan to help ensure a strong economic recovery.This plan outlines how the Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety will support theSaskatchewan Growth Plan by building safer communities, safer facilities and a safe andengaged workforce.The Honourable Christine TellMinister of Corrections, Policingand Public SafetyWe will build safer communities by promoting effective policing initiatives that facilitate andsupport dynamic responses to gangs, drugs, and rural crime. We will respond to communityneeds by engaging community partners through the Gang Violence Reduction Strategy. Wewill collaborate with our partners through the Drug Task Force to address the impacts ofcrystal meth, opioids and other drugs on communities.We will provide supports to ensure our facilities are secure and safe. This includes adequatepandemic responses for staff and inmates as well as the design and build of the new remandcentre in Saskatoon. We will strive for a safe and engaged workforce by providing staff withprofessional development opportunities and mental health training and resources.Christine Tell, Minister of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyI am pleased to present the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Plan for 2021-22.Government Direction and Budget 2021-22 is focused on protecting Saskatchewan peoplethrough the remainder of the pandemic, building the infrastructure that a strong economyneeds, and growing Saskatchewan to help ensure a strong economic recovery.This plan outlines how the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General will supportSaskatchewan’s Growth Plan. We will increase access to the justice system throughtechnological solutions such as video-conferencing and online options for resolving legalmatters. We will also provide justice programming and supports that are fair, timely and easierto use.The Honourable Gordon Wyant,Q.C.Minister of Justice and AttorneyGeneralOver the next year we will continue to build strong relationships to strengthen publicconfidence in the justice system. This will be done by increasing awareness and engagementin criminal law proceedings, delivering culturally responsive justice services and establishing aSerious Incident Response Team within the Public Complaints Commission.Gordon Wyant, Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney GeneralMinistry of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justice and Attorney GeneralPlan for 2021-221

Response toGovernment DirectionProtect. Build. Grow. The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to protecting Saskatchewan people through the rest of thepandemic as life returns to normal and our economy grows. Investing in infrastructure like hospitals, schools, and highways will helpbuild a strong economy and create jobs for strong families, strong communities, and a better quality of life.Saskatchewan’s Vision“ to be the best place in Canada – to live, to work, to start a business, to get an education, to raise a family and to build a life.”A Strong EconomyStrong CommunitiesStrong FamiliesSaskatchewan’s vision and three goals provide the strategic direction for organizations to align their programs and services to builda strong Saskatchewan.All organizations will report on progress in their 2021-22 annual reports.Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justice and Attorney General2Plan for 2021-22

Operational PlanMandate StatementsJustice and Attorney GeneralThe Ministry of Justice and Attorney General provides access to quality justice services that respect the rule of law and protect therights of all individuals in Saskatchewan; promotes safe and secure communities; and provides legal and justice policy advice togovernment.Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyThe Ministry provides supervision and rehabilitation services for adult and young offenders, promotes appropriate and effectivepolicing, and supports community and public safety services throughout Saskatchewan.Integrated Justice ServicesIntegrated Justice Services supports the objectives of the Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety and the Ministry ofJustice and Attorney General and responds to the safety and well-being needs of communities.Mission StatementsCorrections, Policing and Public SafetyWe deliver programs and services to help ensure safe communities, safe facilities and a safe and engaged workforce.Justice and Attorney GeneralWe contribute to strong communities and families in Saskatchewan by protecting rights and safety and ensuring fair, timely accessto justice.Government GoalsA Strong EconomyStrong CommunitiesStrong FamiliesMinistry GoalSafe CommunitiesStrategyPromote effective policing initiatives that align with provincial prioritiesKey Actions Facilitate and support adaptive responses to gangs, drugs, and rural crime.Work with partners and stakeholders to enhance overall public safety on Saskatchewan highways and roads.Promote and support effective policing that aligns with provincial priorities through grants and agreements.Promote and support effective public safety models on First Nation communities and examine the use of alternativedelivery models such as the Community Safety Officer programs.Deliver and support specialized services such as Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN), witness protection andenhanced intelligence programs.Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justice and Attorney GeneralPlan for 2021-223

StrategyRespond to community needs for increased safety and greater well-beingKey Actions Promote tools that enhance communication between police services and communities, such as the Everbridge CrimeWatch Notification system.Target the impacts of crystal meth, opioids and other drugs through the provincial Drug Task Force.Improve programs and services designed to reduce interpersonal violence and abuse.Oversee the delivery of the Gang Violence Reduction Strategy Community Intervention Model with Community BasedOrganization (CBO) partners.Support communities to establish a community safety and well-being focus and develop data-driven plans that identifylocal risks.Ensure high quality, timely death investigations and continue implementing recommendations from the Coroner’s ServiceReview.Provide financial assistance to residents, municipalities and other entities through the Provincial Disaster AssistanceProgram.StrategyDeliver rehabilitative programs that help reduce recidivismKey Actions Continue to develop partnerships to expand educational opportunities for young offenders that will help them effectivelytransition back into their communities.Improve case management, supervision and reintegration services for offenders.Provide access to appropriate rehabilitative programming for adults and youths in custody.Provide continuity of health care for those in custody and clients transitioning to the community, including addictions andmental health.Expand electronic monitoring and GPS program.Performance MeasuresDecrease rates of interpersonal violence and abuse.Increase positive perception of safety in communities that have safety and well-being plans.Increase the number of clients that successfully transition through the Community Intervention Model.Decrease number of opioid-related deaths.Increase number of communities that have Community Safety Officer Programs.Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justice and Attorney GeneralPlan for 2021-224

Government GoalsA Strong EconomyStrong CommunitiesStrong FamiliesMinistry GoalSafe FacilitiesStrategyEnsure adequate space and secure infrastructureKey Actions Improve safety by reducing contraband entering facilities.Ensure adequate pandemic responses are in place to maintain a safe environment for staff and inmates.Design and break ground on the new remand centre at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre.StrategyProvide supports to ensure staff and inmate safetyKey Actions Enhance information systems internally and with partners to support common clients.Develop options for clients who require intensive supervision.Expand the use of mental health and suicide risk screening tools for inmates.Performance MeasuresReduce violent events in our facilities.Reduce staff injuries.Government GoalsA Strong EconomyStrong CommunitiesStrong FamiliesMinistry GoalSafe and Engaged WorkforceStrategySupport our people to achieve their potentialMinistry of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justice and Attorney GeneralPlan for 2021-225

Key Actions Enable staff to engage in planning and innovative problem solving.Improve recruitment and retention strategies.Provide mental health wellness training and resources for staff.Facilitate appropriate training, mentoring and professional development opportunities.Deliver prevention based programming to reduce injuries in the workplace.StrategyImprove engagement through communication and recognitionKey Actions Ongoing engagement with frontline staff by senior managers and executive teams.Improve internal communications.Provide meaningful and timely employee recognition.Performance MeasuresDecrease percent of OHS claims related to mental health.Increase employee engagement index scores.Government GoalsA Strong EconomyStrong CommunitiesStrong FamiliesMinistry GoalAccess to JusticeStrategyModernize courts and tribunalsKey Actions Provide technological solutions to make court processes faster and easier.Develop a capital plan based on the courts facility review to meet capacity, client and technology needs.Provide supports to increase usage of video-conferencing and other technology across the justice system.Work with system partners to expand technological solutions for legal counsel.Develop public facing online solutions to support timely resolution of legal matters.Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justice and Attorney GeneralPlan for 2021-226

StrategyProvide a fair and timely justice systemKey Actions Help people who are representing themselves before the courts.Explore system changes to improve case management and promote early resolution.Expand and evaluate restorative justice approaches and practices throughout the criminal justice system.Ensure families going through separation, divorce and other family law matters receive early supports.Support therapeutic court approaches to address substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence factors in criminaloffending.Conduct a multi-year review of the effectiveness of services provided through the criminal justice system.StrategyMake it easier for people to manage their legal problemsKey Actions Develop tools to promote knowledge of the justice system and access to legal assistance.Develop innovation projects to deliver online services that help clients navigate justice system services.StrategyUse data insights to inform decision making and deliver better resultsKey Actions Develop system supports for access to information, privacy protection, data sharing and information management.Improve data analytics and information management to inform decision making.Develop service standards and client satisfaction measures to identify areas for improvement.Performance MeasuresIncrease restorative justice referral rates.Increase percentage of appearances by video-conferencing.Improve child Support Recalculation client satisfaction rates.Monitor criminal justice system statistics and measures.Reduce average number of adjournments.Improve time to case resolution in adult criminal court.Implement mandatory early dispute resolution in family law.Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justice and Attorney GeneralPlan for 2021-227

Government GoalsA Strong EconomyStrong CommunitiesStrong FamiliesMinistry GoalStrong RelationshipsStrategyStrengthen public confidence in the justice systemKey Actions Support businesses and consumers through the modernization of public-facing legislation, regulations, policies andservices.Enhance police oversight by developing a Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) within the Public Complaints Commission.StrategyDeliver culturally responsive justice servicesKey Actions Coordinate the provincial response to federal justice initiatives.Improve the experience of Aboriginal people in the justice system.Develop educational material about the justice system for new Canadians.Performance MeasuresImprove timeliness of Public Complaints Commission decisions.Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justice and Attorney GeneralPlan for 2021-228

Highlights2021-22 Budget Highlights:The justice system has received funding and resources in 2021-22 to address a number of items, including: providing an ongoing justice system response to the pandemic; establishing the Saskatchewan Firearms Program; devoting more resources to reducing domestic and sexual violence; expanding the Police and Crisis Team (PACT) model to the Estevan region; adding resources within the Office of Residential Tenancies to improve client experience; providing additional resources to the Internet Child Exploitation Unit; funding the implementation phase of the Provincial Offenses Project as part of the E-Justice Initiative; continuing the planning and construction of a new remand centre at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre; replacing and upgrading Saskatoon Urban Camp facilities; completing construction of cultural lodges in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert correctional facilities; enhancing features in provincial correctional facilities; expanding the Child Recalculation Service to allow more families to access its services; continuing to install technology to detect contraband being brought into secure custody facilities; implementing a Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) within the Public Complaints Commission; adding resources within the First Nation Community Policing Service contract with Public Safety Canada; implementing a mental health training program for staff in correctional facilities; continuing construction of an upgraded admitting unit at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre; continuing expansion and maintenance of video-conferencing technology within the court system; completing the implementation of early dispute resolution options for families; continuing implementation of the Gang Violence Reduction Strategy; and providing disaster assistance programs.Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justice and Attorney GeneralPlan for 2021-229

Financial Summary2021-22 EstimatesCentral Management and Services (JU01; CP01; IJ01)Integrated Services (IJ02)Courts and Civil Justice (JU03)Innovation and Legal Services (JU04)Custody, Supervision and Rehabilitation Services (CP13)Policing and Community Safety Services (CP15)Boards, Commissions and Independent Offices (JU08)Saskatchewan Police Commission (CP12)Public Safety (CP06)Capital and Improvements (IJ03)Total AppropriationCapital Asset AcquisitionNon-Appropriated Expense AdjustmentTOTAL EXPENSE(in thousands of 241,76695,24984,926886,561-84,1768,596810,981For more information, see the Budget Estimates at: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/budgetJustice System 2021-22 AppropriationCapital and Improvements (IJ03),84,926, 10%Central Management and Services(JU01; CP01; IJ01), 52,850, 6%Integrated Services (IJ02), 56,499,6%Public Safety (CP06), 95,249, 11%Courts and Civil Justice (JU03),74,099, 8%Saskatchewan Police Commission(CP12), 1,766, 0%Innovation and Legal Services(JU04), 41,228, 5%Boards, Commissions andIndependent Offices (JU08),47,124, 5%Custody, Supervision andRehabilitation Services (CP13),193,835, 22%Policing and Community SafetyServices (CP15), 238,985, 27%For more informationPlease visit the ministry websites /government-structure/ministries/justiceMinistry of Corrections, Policing and Public SafetyMinistry of Justice and Attorney GeneralPlan for 2021-2210

Minister of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety. I am pleased to present the Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety’s Plan for 2021-22. Government Direction and Budget 2021-22 is focused on protecting Saskatchewan people through the remainder of the pa