Public Perceptions of the Saskatchewan Justice System and its Accessibility to Saskatchewan Residents
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About the project
The Public Perceptions of the Saskatchewan Justice System and its Accessibility to Saskatchewan Residents project consisted of four exploratory surveys, each targeting the public’s opinions, perceptions, and experiences with the justice system. 400 Saskatchewan residents were surveyed. This project emerged from the 2016 Dean’s Forum theme of “putting the public first” and focused on one of the Access to Justice Measurement Framework triple aims: “improving user experience of access to justice.” The research builds off of CREATE Justice’s Architects of Justice and provides a better understanding of how Saskatchewan residents view our justice system.
The four surveys targeted Saskatchewan residents’ perceptions on:
- equal and fair access to justice;
- surprising aspects of legal disputes they were involved in;
- availability of legal assistance; and
- where they would turn for help if they had a legal issue.
Researchers compared responses to Survey I by demographic, examining how gender, age, level of education, and income impacted perspectives.
The project advances CREATE Justice’s aim to meaningfully engage the public’s voice in access to justice related reform.