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Diversion

This LawFacts information sheet answers questions about diversion programs, which generally involve an accused person doing something outside of court in order to have charges stayed or withdrawn by the Crown. Some of the questions are:

  • Who decides whether my case is eligible for diversion?
  • How do I know if I've been offered diversion on my case?
  • How do I know if I should take the offer of diversion or not?
  • What should I do if I've been asked to do community service?
  • What should I do if I've been asked to make a charitable donation?
  • What should I do if I've been asked to take some counselling or a course?
Produced in
2018