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Alternative Measures

Alternative Measures

The Alternative Measures Program is developed for first time offenders who have been charged with a Federal Offence of Possession of Narcotics. Clients are required to complete community service work as an alternative to involvement in the formal court process. If the specified hours of community service are successfully completed the original charge is withdrawn.

Benefits of the Program

Opportunity for adults and youth charged with a first offence to be diverted from the traditional justice system.

Offers first time offenders an alternative to a criminal conviction.

Allows first time offenders to take responsibility for their actions without incurring a criminal conviction.

Provides a service to the community through the required community service work to the public.

Who is eligible for the Program?

First time youth and adult offenders charged with possession of a controlled substance. Individual must take responsibility for his/her actions

Individual must be approved for the Program by the Federal Crown Attorney.

Each client is required to pay a $130 administration fee to the Elizabeth Fry Society.

Who can I contact for more information?

Head Office:
Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton
44 Peel Centre Drive, Suite 200
Brampton, ON  L6T 4B5
Tel: 905-459-1315
Fax: 905-459-1322
E-mail: efry@efrypeelhalton.ca