THE DIRECT ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM
WHAT IS THE DIRECT ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM?
The Direct Accountability Program is an alternative to prosecution for eligible individuals who have been charged with minor criminal offenses. The program involves accused persons being held accountable through community-based sanctions.
HOW DO I QUALIFY?
To be considered for the program, an individual must:
- Be willing to accept responsibility for actions that led to the charge.
- Be willing to make amends for their offence through an assigned task or "sanction".
- Complete an agreement, which outlines the terms of sanctions to be met.
SOME OF THE SANCTIONS INCLUDE
- An apology
- Volunteer work
- Charitable donation
- Attending a program or presentation
- Peace Bond