John Howard Society of Durham Region

Extrajudicial Measures (EJM)

The EJM Program is designed for youth that fall under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (under the age of 18) as an alternative approach to the court system.

Young persons in conflict with the law, pre-charge, may be diverted to this service by Durham Regional Police as a measure that helps the individual to better understand the impact and harm of their actions on others. Youth participate in a weekly group program to learn about the social, financial and personal costs of crime to themselves, their families, peers and community.

One to one counselling is included, and close communication with Durham Regional Police is undertaken to ensure program participants follow-through with expectations and outcomes from the service.

For more information, contact the EJM Facilitator at: