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 intervention. The young person will be met for an initial intake to determine the most suitable 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
- Young persons aged 12-17 yrs, at the time of the offence
- Young persons residing in Peel, and Dufferin
- 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
- Crown Attorneys/Ontario Court of Justice
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.