Extrajudicial Measures (EJM)
The Extrajudicial Measures (EJM) program deals with young people between the ages of 12 and 17 who are in conflict with the law. Young people are referred to the program by the police prior to a charge being laid. If the young person agrees to participate in this program instead of going through the formal court system, a meeting will be scheduled with the young person, his/her family and the caseworker. This meeting will focus on assessing the needs of the young person and developing an individualized long-term plan suitable to his/her needs. The objective of this program is to provide an effective and timely response to offending behaviour outside the formal court system. The EJM program believes that early intervention will prevent a young person's future involvement with crime.
Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS)
The Extrajudicial Sanctions program deals with young people in conflict with the law. Young people are referred to this program by the Crown after a charge is laid. It is required that young people accept responsibility for their actions. Sanctions are then negotiated with these young people and their parents/guardians in order to determine an appropriate way for them to make amends for their actions. Successful completion of this program allows for the young person to avoid a criminal record.