The Direct Accountability Program / Programme de responsabilité directe

Type of Service

Diversion and Court Support

Program Description

The Direct Accountability Program is an alternative to prosecution for individuals over the age of 18, who have been charged with minor criminal offenses. The program involves accused individuals being held accountable through community-based sanctions. To be considered eligible for the program the accused must: be willing to accept responsibility for the actions that led to the charge; be willing to make amends for their offence; and complete an agreement that outlines the terms of the sanction.

Program Restricted To

Clients with Legal Issues

Access Information

The Crown attorney will notify the accused on or before their first court appearance if they are considered eligible. A community justice worker will gather information and complete an assessment to determine if the person meets the requirements of the program.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-335-8468

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Counties: (Cochrane)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed


English French


Main Hours

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700