Effective date: March 1, 2015
Last updated: December 9, 2014
Application: All offenders in work-related programs sponsored by Justice.
Policy subject: Employer coverage and registration
To provide coverage to offenders participating in work-based programs.
Alternative Measures means programs offered to offenders that provide the opportunity to take responsibility for their behaviour and address the harm that has been committed. Offenders participate in programs that resolve cases within a community agency or with community participation.
Community Service Work means unpaid work done for the community at large, community members or a community organization under the supervision of an agent or agency authorized by the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General (“Justice”).
Community Service Order (CSO) Program means an alternative sanction to incarceration (or some other penalty) for offenders that requires them to perform a specific number of hours of community service work.
Correctional Facility means a correctional centre or a community correctional facility pursuant to Section 2 of The Correctional Services Act, 2012.
Fine Option Program means a program authorized and administered by Justice that offers offenders the opportunity to settle a fine by performing community service work in lieu of paying cash for their fine.
Offender means a person who has been accused, charged with or convicted of an offence and who is bound by an alternative measures agreement or court order, including a person sentenced to a correctional facility or youth custody facility. This includes young offenders, meaning a young person charged or who accepts responsibility for committing an offence between the ages of 12 and 17 as defined in the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada).
Youth Custody Facility means a place of open custody, secure custody or temporary detention. Facilities may include a centre, home, institution, camp or other place or facility designated under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Canada).
2(1)(ii), 3, 20, and 80; Criminal Code of Canada 717(1); Youth Criminal Justice Act 10; The Correctional Services Act, 2012
POL 83 Coverage - Inmates
POL 47/83 Coverage, Community Service Order Participants
POL 12/85 Coverage, Young Offenders Act
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