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In its Declaration of Principles, the, Youth Criminal Justice Act, states that the intent of the youth criminal justice system is to: prevent crime by addressing circumstances underlying a young person's offending behaviour; rehabilitate young persons who commit offences and reintegrate them...
The function of Provincial Custody Programs is to provide safe and secure custody for youth and adult offenders and to provide programs that address the factors that lead to criminal behaviour to assist with the successful reintegration of offenders into the community. The legal mandate of adult...
What is a Pre-sentence Report?, A Pre-sentence Report is a report prepared by a Probation Officer which contains information on a person’s character, education, family history, work experience, attitude etc. The Judge, the Crown Attorney, and your lawyer get a copy of the report. If you don't...
What is Alternative Measures?, Alternative Measures is a program that diverts adults from the criminal court system while still holding them accountable for a criminal code offence., Who decides if my charge can go Alternative Measures?, On PEI, the Police and/or Cown Attorney’s office makes the...
What is a Conditional Sentence Order?, A Conditional Sentence Order is a court order which sentences a person to custody but allows them to serve the sentence in the community, provided they comply with strict supervisory conditions imposed by the Court, such as those with conditions where you are...
What is a Fine Option program?, A Fine Option program allows an individual the option of paying a fine, in part or whole, through the performance of Community Service Work. Community Service Work is volunteer hours performed for non-profit community organizations or municipalities, approved by...