John Howard Society of Peel, Halton and Dufferin

Direct Accountability Program

– The Direct Accountability Program is an alternative to prosecution for eligible individuals over the age of 18 years of age with no or limited prior involvement in the adult court system who are charged with minor offense(s).
– The Crown Attorney will recommend the program to the court as a sanction.
– The program involves accused persons being held accountable through community-based sanctions such as community service hours or participation in a psycho-educational group.
– If the accused person successfully completes the program the Crown Attorney will withdraw the charge(s).