Youth Extra-Judicial Sanctions
What is Extra-Judicial Sanctions?
Extra-Judicial Sanctions is a program that diverts the young person from the formal criminal court system while still holding him/her accountable for a criminal code offence. This program is similar to the Adult Program of Alternative Measures.
Who decides if my charge can go Extra-Judicial Sanctions?
On PEI, the Crown Attorney’s office makes the referral to Extra-Judicial Sanctions program. This can occur either:
- Prior to a criminal offence charge being laid
- After a person has been charged with a criminal offence
Who is eligible for the program?
In order to be eligible for the Extra-Judicial Sanctions program, the young person must accept responsibility for the crime and be willing to participate in the program.
Can all crimes be diverted to Extra- Judicial Sanctions?
On PEI, this is at the discretion of the Crown Attorney’s office.
Is there a cost to participate in the program?
There is no cost to participate in the Extra-Judicial Sanctions program.
Do I have a record once I complete the Program?
When a Youth successfully completes an Extra-Judicial Sanctions Agreement, a record of their involvement is available to justice officials for two years from the date the agreement commenced.
Who can I contact for more information?
Youth Justice Worker
Telephone: (902) 368-4587
Fax: (902) 368-4579