Alternative Measures refers to means other than the formal court process for adults charged with certain offenses as approved by the Ministry of Justice and the Crown Prosecutor. In order for an offense to be eligible for the program, adults are required to take responsibility for committing the offence. We then arrange a face-to-face meeting between offender and victim. A mediated discussion takes place with the intent of repairing harm and deterring the offender from further criminal activity. The goal is to address underlying issues and focus on education and information. Upon successful completion, the charge is withdrawn by the courts.