Government of New Brunswick
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  • Overview

    The program offers a constructive way to deal with non-violent, low risk young persons, who accept responsibility for their crimes.

    Eligibility

    The program only applies to certain designated offences and in certain situations. The following factors are considered:
    The type of offence;
    The seriousness of the offence;
    The views of the victim(s);
    The attitude of the young person about the offence and the victim; and
    The young person's previous involvement, if any, with the criminal justice system.

    The program will be considered for those who:
    meet all the criteria;
    accept responsibility for an offence; and
    freely agree to take part in the program.

    Although incarceration is necessary for some young persons, many are contributing members of the community, are capable of making personal changes without the formal court process, and can benefit from positive connections in the community where they have done harm.

    Description

    It is a pre and post court referral program, which provides for "alternatives" to court proceedings. The program offers a constructive way to deal with non-violent, low risk young persons, who accept responsibility for their crimes. Serious and violent crimes, including domestic violence, are not eligible for this program.

    The process involves victim(s), young person and the community in a search for solutions that promote reparation and reconciliation. The program provides the opportunity for young persons to acknowledge what they have done and to work at making amends, thereby avoiding a criminal record.

    The goal is to help restore community harmony and enhance the personal safety of citizens and their property.

    Contact Email Location
    Bathurst
    Bouctouche
    Campbellton
    Edmundston
    Fredericton
    Grand Falls
    Miramichi
    Moncton
    Saint John
    Shippagan
    St Stephen
    Tobique First Nation
    Woodstock