Alternative Measures Program: Avoid a Criminal Record!

The Alternative Measures Program is an alternative to judicial (court) proceedings with persons alleged to have committed minor offences. It may be offered to first and second time adult offenders instead of a formal court process. If the individual acknowledges guilt and is interested in the program, an agreement is signed which stipulates what the offender must do to satisfy program requirements like community service or paying for damages.

One goal of Alternative Measures is to prevent the individual from obtaining a criminal record!

Many different organizations work with the justice system to provide opportunities for you to participate in the Alternative Measures program. For example:

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