glossary

extrajudicial sanctions

Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJSs) 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 EJS, 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.

EJS is the most serious type of youth diversion. If you accept EJS you will have a youth record for 2 years.

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