Extrajudicial Sanctions Program for Youth


This program provides an alternative to the traditional court process for youth charged with offences set out as part of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. It offers youth the opportunity to make amends to victims and the community with a focus on the values, principles and processes of Restorative Justice. A mediated discussion takes place with the intent of repairing harm and deterring the youth 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 Upon successful completion, the charge is withdrawn by the courts. The program supports healing, reintegration, and the prevention of future harm.