Public Perceptions of the Saskatchewan Justice System and its Accessibility to Saskatchewan Residents
Research Snapshot: Coming soon!
About the project
Project Lead: Brea Lowenberger, Director, CREATE Justice and Access to Justice Coordinator
The Public Perceptions of the Saskatchewan Justice System and its Accessibility to Saskatchewan Residents project emerged from the 2016 Dean’s Forum theme of “putting the public first” and was inspired in part by the element of the triple aim of “improving user experience of access to justice”, from the Access to Justice Measurement Framework. This initiative builds off of CREATE Justice’s Architects of Justice project to highlight the public’s perception of the Saskatchewan Justice System through a series of four exploratory surveys, which were intended to gain insight into the public’s opinions, perceptions, and experiences with the justice system.
Data was collected from a sample of respondents and their responses were compared and assessed using a number of different demographics, such as gender, age, level of education, Indigenous ancestry, and income to determine what impact, if any, these factors have on how an individual perceives the Saskatchewan Justice System. The survey further explored topics, such as the most surprising aspect of the legal process, the availability of legal assistance in Saskatchewan, as well as asking where respondents would go for help, if they were facing a legal issue.
The project advances CREATE Justice’s aim to meaningfully engage the public’s voice in access to justice related reform.