Essex County Diversion Program

Site: Windsor - Provincial Rd

Service: Extrajudicial Measures Program (EJM)/Project Intervention - Youth Diversion

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-253-3340
Fax 519-253-6476
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Primary Contact Joanna Conrad, Executive Director
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The Extrajudicial Measures Program (EJM), also referred to as Project Intervention 
* is designed to deal with youth in conflict with the law and hold youth accountable for their actions while offering opportunities for them to deal with the underlying issues contributing to their criminal behaviour. 
Goals of the Extrajudicial Measures Program: 
* To provide an effective and timely response to offending behaviour outside the bounds of judicial measures 
* To encourage the young persons to acknowledge and repair harm caused to the victim and the community 
* To respect the rights and freedoms of young persons and be proportionate to the seriousness of the offense 
Types of offenses considered for diversion include, but are not limited to: 
* Assault 
* Property theft and damage 
* Theft under $5000 
* Theft Motor Vehicle 
* Drug possession 
* Vandalism 
* Minor Sexual Assaults 
* Harassment 
* Weapons 
* Break and Enter 
* Mischief 
* Arson 
* A youth may be considered for the Extrajudicial Measures Program if they meet the following criteria (see eligibility and Application field for criteria) 
* A designate from Youth Diversion will schedule an appointment to explain the program and determine if criteria for participation have been met. 
* Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to attend with the youth. 
Youth meeting the criteria enter into an agreement with specified behavioral conditions which may include: 
* personal or written apology to victim(s) 
* personal service to victim(s) 
* community service to a non-profit community or government agency 
* restitution/return of property to victim(s) 
* donation to a registered charity 
* participation in Aboriginal cultural/spiritual activities 
* attendance and participation in an available community counseling or intervention program 
* complete an essay or poster 
* to be under the supervision of a Youth Worker until the conditions of the Extrajudicial Measures/Sanctions Program Agreement are satisfactorily completed 
* where a victim is available and freely consents, participation in a victim/offender reconciliation program 
Please Note: 
* If the youth successfully completes the terms of the program, a charge(s) is not laid.  
* If the youth fails to abide by the terms of the Youth Diversion Program, the agreement is terminated and the original charge(s) will be laid.
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Essex County ; Windsor
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
* Referrals received from Windsor Police and surrounding area police detachments 
* Referrals from Ontario Provincial Police 
Youth may be considered for the Extrajudicial Measures Program if: 
* Are between 12-17 yrs of age 
* There is sufficient evidence to proceed with a charge 
* The youth accepts responsibility and is willing to participate in the program 
* Are referred by the Windsor Police Service, LaSalle Police, Amherstburg Police Service, Essex County OPP
Application Referrals for Application received from Windsor Police Service, LaSalle Police, Amherstburg Police Service, Essex County OPP
Languages English ; French - Services in French provided upon request.
Agency Information
Established 1980
Primary Executive Joanna Conrad, Executive Director; Email:
Funding Provincial
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
1821 Provincial Rd
Windsor, ON N8W 5V7
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Intersection Provincial Rd and Legacy Park Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance
Other Details
Print Material Program pamphlets and brochures

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