Justice advocates in Yukon calling on government to get a move on building halfway house for women

Little word on project since tender went out in August

Former offenders and lawyers calling on the Yukon government to proceed with a plan to build a halfway house to help women transitioning away from jail or prison.

At the moment, women looking to transition back into society have to leave the territory or stay in jail.

In August the government put out a tender to build a halfway house – but since then, there has been little word on its progress.

APTN News asked the justice department for an interview on the halfway house but that request was denied.

Reporter / Whitehorse

Sara Connors is originally from Nova Scotia and has a Journalism degree from the University of King’s College in Halifax. After graduation she worked in South Korea for two years as an English Language teacher and freelance journalist. After she returned home in 2019 she worked behind the scenes at CTV Atlantic in Halifax before joining APTN's Yukon bureau in July 2020.