Alternative measures provides you with the opportunity to have charges against you dealt with outside the court process. You must accept personal responsibility for your behaviour and agree to make amends.
You may be considered for alternative measures if:
Alternative measures programs are managed by a community corrections (probation) office. If the Crown counsel agrees to recommend you for alternative measures and the community corrections (probation) office accepts you for this option, you have to take agreed-upon steps to repair the harm done.
Alternative measures may include:
For example, if you are charged with mischief for breaking a neighbour’s window, you may be required to pay for the window and write a letter of apology to the neighbour. If the agreed-to steps are taken, the charge will be withdrawn against you. You will not have a criminal record.
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