Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS)

The EJS Program is a means to divert young persons charged, away from formal criminal proceedings and into a program of rehabilitation. The EJS Program is a community-based program. The young person will participate in a structured and supervised program, taking into consideration the young person’s interests, skills, and abilities.

Goals of the Program:

  • To involve the community in addressing the rehabilitation of youth
  • To reduce and/or eliminate the associated labelling of young people involved with the legal system through active involvement in the community
  • To allow youth an opportunity to make amends for their illegal conduct, appropriately

Inclusionary criteria:

  • Young persons ages 12-17 yrs, at the time of the offence
  • Young persons residing in Peel, and Dufferin

Exclusionary Criteria:

  • Young persons who are not prepared to be accountable for their actions
  • Young persons not aware of their options and rights
  • Young persons not willing to participate in the program

Referral Source:

  • Crown Attorneys/Ontario Court of Justice

Referral Process:

Referrals are received directly from court administration.

The EJS Program Supervisor is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the referral process or program criteria.