Giving Our Youth A Second Chance
This program offers another option, besides court, for youth alleged to have committed an offence and follows the guidelines set under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Download the EJS Policy Manual.
Attain greater harmony between the victim, young person, and the community.
Promote the prevention of crime by reducing the number of second time offenses.
- A young person should be responsible for his/her own actions.
- A young person has the right to the least possible interference with their freedom.
- The interests and concerns of the victim and the young person should be addressed.
- The community has a right and responsibility to be involved in the justice system.
- Young person must be at least 12 years of age,and under the age of 18 when the alleged offence occurred.
- Young person must admit involvement in and accept responsibility for the offence and voluntarily agree to participate in the program.
- Have no criminal record and no record of having completed the program in the previous two (2) years.
TYPES OF OFFENCES UNDERTAKEN BY EJS PROGRAM
- Property Offence
- Break, Enter & Theft (under $5000)
- Setting fire to a substance
- Harassment / Obscene phone calls
- Breaking of municipal by-law
- Small Vehicle Offence
- Minor possession of a controlled substance.
- Common Assault
- Minor Vandalism / Loitering /Obstruction
- Causing a disturbance / Uttering Threats
- ATV / MSV Offence