John Howard Society Federal Adult Diversion Program

The Adult Diversion program diverts selected offenders from the normal court process, while still being accountable for their offence. Upon successful completion of the Adult Diversion Agreement, all further criminal proceedings relating to the charge against the offender will be terminated.

Organizations that offer this Service
John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area

654 Barton St E
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

  • Persons must be 18 years of age on the date of the alleged offence
  • The offence must fall within the schedule of offences acceptable for the deiversion
  • The Crown Prosecutor must grant the individual the opportunity to enter the program based on severity of offence, prior police contact and involvement with the Criminal Justice System
Areas Served
There is a fee for this program. Fees assessed on a sliding scale based on income and other factors
Language Note
Some translation services may be available
Application Instructions

Call the organization for access to this program.

Age Range
Last Full Update
January 12, 2023