Ministry Plan and Annual Report
2011-2012 Annual Report
Statement from the Minister
Honourable Gordon Wyant Q.C.
The province of Saskatchewan continues to prosper, and our Government remains dedicated to a secure province that leads the country in economic expansion and population growth.
The administration of a fair and balanced justice system is an integral part of this, and I am pleased to report that the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General has kept itself aligned with the Government’s vision and goals as it develops strategies to achieve further economic growth, security and accountability for this province. Among our notable achievements this year is the Serious Violent Offender Response program, which will see dedicated prosecutors deployed across Saskatchewan to carefully monitor potentially violent offenders.
I’m also proud to announce the expansion of the Restitution Civil Enforcement Program to all of Saskatchewan. This program, which was piloted in Yorkton and Regina, allows victims of crime to register court orders for restitution with the Fine Collection Branch, and is part of the Ministry’s overall efforts to ensure that offenders pay court-ordered restitution to their victims. And, in an effort to reduce stress and trauma to children and other vulnerable witnesses, video equipment has been purchased for installation in ten victim/witness rooms across the province over the next two years.
Finally, we continue to review and reform many of the systems we use in the day-to-day delivery of justice services in this province. Effective and efficient delivery is one of the Ministry’s most important responsibilities. This annual report communicates, among a number of other things, our progress as we review and improve the way we serve the people of Saskatchewan.
The 2011-12 Annual Report communicates our progress toward the commitments that relate to this Ministry as of March 31, 2012.
Gordon Wyant Q.C.