John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin

Direct Accountability Program

The Direct Accountability Program is an alternative to prosecution for those over 18 years old with no or limited involvement with the law who are charged with minor offence(s). Accused persons are held accountable through community-based sanctions such as community service hours, participating in educational groups.

• 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).