Policy and Planning provides support and advice to the Minister of Justice, the Deputy Minister, and the Department on:
- policy and legislation,
- strategic and business planning,
- self-government negotiations,
- official languages,
- intergovernmental issues, and
- records management.
The Division also includes the GNWT Access and Privacy office which is responsible for coordinating access requests for the Department of Justice and providing advice, information and training to GNWT departments and public bodies on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (ATIPP) Act.
The Policy and Planning division periodically consults members of the public on planned changes to legislation.