Extra-Judicial Measures & Extra-Judicial Sanctions

Extra-Judicial Measures

The Extra-Judicial Measures Program is a community-based pre-charge measure where a youth can be adequately dealt with by police warning, caution, or referral to a community program. Measures encourage youth to make reparations for their offence and can include; an apology to the victim, community service hours, restitution, participating in various programs (anger, substance, crime prevention, etc.)

Referral Process:

Once the measure has been determined the youth may be referred to Dalhousie Youth Support Services for specific programs by The John Howard Society.

Extra-Judicial Sanctions

The Extra-Judicial Sanctions are determined on an individual basis and encourage the young person to demonstrate responsibility in the community, while providing an opportunity for the young person to recognize their skills and abilities and encourage constructive use of leisure time. The program is also designed to encourage family, including extended family where appropriate, and the community, to become involved in the design and implementation of those sanctions. Extra-Judicial Sanctions encourage young persons to make reparations for their offence and can include; an apology to the victim, community service hours, participating in various programs (anger, substance, crime prevention, etc.)

Referral Process:

Once the sanction has been determined the youth may be referred to Dalhousie Youth Support Services for specific programs by The John Howard Society.