Extrajudicial Measures (EJMs) are a type of youth diversion.
Diversion is when criminal charges are taken out of the court and dealt with in a more informal way. That means dealing with your charges without having a trial or pleading guilty. If you accept EJM, your court case is put on hold while you:
- attend a program
- take a course, or
- complete other tasks away from the court
Once you finish your program, course, or other tasks, your court case will be closed.
If you accept EJM, you will have a youth record for 2 months. EJM records are much shorter than EJS records. A record for EJS lasts for 2 years.
The police can offer EJM before they charge you with a crime. The Crown can offer EJM after the police charge you.