glossary

alternative measures

Alternative measures are different ways to resolve minor criminal charges. Both you and the Crown must agree to alternative measures. This can include:

  • community service
  • restitution or compensation in cash or services
  • mediation
  • special programs for counselling
  • treatment or education courses, for example, life skills, drug or alcohol treatment, and anger management

If you complete alternative measures, you won't have a trial and you will not be convicted of the crime you were charged with.

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