John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin

Halton Youth Justice Committee Program

Brings together a young person between the ages of 12 and 17 who is alleged to have committed a low-risk offence, his or her parent(s) or guardian(s), the victim, and trained members of the community. Together, they negotiate an appropriate way (sanctions) for the younger person to make amends for his or her actions.

• The Halton Youth Justice Committee involves victims and communities in finding ways to help young people who have committed minor offenses be accountable for their actions.

• Typically, sanctions include an apology, community service hours, an essay or research assignment, and attendance at workshops, such as shoplifting prevention or anger management.