Legal Word of the Day: “Diversion”


“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.


Canadian Mental Health Association

Community Resource Connections of Toronto

Mental Health Court Support Services in Toronto

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