Legal Word of the Day: “Diversion”

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“Diversion” – A program that offers an alternative to prosecution.

Diversion programs are offered in courthouses throughout Ontario. Structured Diversion Programs include Mental Health Diversion, or Extra-Judicial Sanctions in Youth Court. Other types of diversion may simply involve community service or a donation to a charity.

Resources:

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://ontario.cmha.ca/mental-health/services-and-support/justice-services/

Community Resource Connections of Toronto
http://www.crct.org/services/mhcss.cfm

Mental Health Court Support Services in Toronto
www.crct.org

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