Alternative Measures Program for Adults


The Alternative Measures Program for Adults provides an alternative to the traditional court process for adults charged with certain offences as approved by the Ministry of Justice and the Crown Prosecutor. It offers adults the opportunity to participate in making amends to their victims and the community and is based on the values and principles of restorative justice. For an offence to be eligible for the program, adults are required to take responsibility for committing the offence. A face-to-face meeting between offender and victim is arranged and a mediated discussion takes place with the intent to repair harm and deter adult offenders from further criminal activity. Upon successful completion, the charge is withdrawn by the courts.

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