How the Downtown Community Court Works

Vancouver's Community Court

A key goal of Vancouver’s Downtown Community Court is to reduce harm caused to the community by crime. The court operates on the principle that collaborative case management can help offenders make long-term changes to their behaviour. It is a process that involves all community court staff.

This section of the website provides a general overview of how Vancouver’s Downtown Community Court operates. The process will vary depending on the individual circumstances and the severity of each case.