Équijustice Montréal - Overview

Alternative dispute resolution for offenders

When a person commits an offence, there are several appropriate measures they can take to repair the harm caused by their behaviour. Équijustice carries out these measures respectfully and fairly.

This process takes place under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and the General Alternative Measures Program (GAMP).

The role of Équijustice Montréal

Équijustice supports the offender, victim, parents (if the victim or the offender is a minor), and community through the reparation process that has been chosen.

A fair and respectful experience

Restorative justice is a way to repair the harm that an offense has caused to a victim or the community.
It gives everyone an opportunity to participate in an open and respectful reparation process.
The 23 members of Équijustice promote justice and fairness by listening to the concerned parties, and supporting them through the reparation process.

To this effect, they:

  • Manage and apply the measures set out in the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA);
  • Manage and apply the General Alternative Measures Program (GAMP);
  • Manage and apply compensatory work measures for adolescents (ages 14-17) set out in Québec’s Code of Penal Procedure.

This program is offered from the West Island YMCA. 

Contact
For any questions:
Phone: 514 630-9864, ext. 5205
montreal@equijustice.ca

“The program helps the young offender feel like he is part of the community. Meanwhile, the young offender helps the community by volunteering.” 

Program coordonator