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Youth Justice Committees of Ontario

Northwestern Ontario - Youth Justice Program

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Acts as an alternative justice program in place of the regular court system
  • Meets with those alleged to have committed non violent offences and victims to negotiate an appropriate way to make amends for their actions
  • Provides an increased role for victims and communities in dealing with minor offenses committed by persons who are prepared to be accountable
NOTE: Offenders who plead innocent must remain in the regular court system
Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm
Offences eligible for referral include:
  • Theft, possession under $5,000 (for example, shoplifting, possession of stolen property or goods)
  • False pretenses under $5,000 (for example, price switching)
  • Mischief under $5,000 (for example, breaking a shop window)
  • Causing a disturbance
  • Fraud under $5,000
  • False statements under $5,000
  • Food, accommodation fraud
Expanded offences eligible include:
  • Property offences over $5,000
  • Giving a false name when arrested
  • Credit card offences
  • Minor assaults (schoolyard scuffles, altercations and interpersonal conflicts)

Age Requirements: Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s);
Application Process
  • Police may refer an offender to a committee before a charge is laid
  • Crown may refer an offender after a charge is laid
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 20, 2019