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Organization: Salvation Army (The) - Correctional and Justice Services Ottawa - Adult Pre-Charge Diversion Program  
Phone Numbers: 613-234-7256
Crisis: 613-407-1399
Fax: 613-233-3683
160 Chapel St
Ottawa, ON
Street Address:
Ottawa Court House
161 Elgin St, Rm 1059
Intersection: Elgin Ave and Laurier Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Public Contacts: Tara McGrail - Coordinator
Service Description: Alternative to the criminal justice system for the person who has committed a non-violent, minor offense.

The assessment interview is conducted in order to understand the reason(s) why the client committed the offense. This process allows the caseworker to address needs and concerns which led up to the errant behaviour. Single options could be utilized, or in some cases combinations could be used to more efficiently deal with the client's circumstances.

Programs/options include:
  • Community Service Work
  • Shoplifting Prevention Program
  • Restitution
  • Letter of Apology/Donation
  • Other Referrals

Fees: Service - $100, sliding fee scale for those with a low income (2018)
Application: Referrals through the police
Eligibility / Target Population: Adults 18 years and older * no criminal record or outstanding charges * reasonable and probable grounds to lay a criminal charge * non-violent, minor offenses * offender must admit responsibility for the offense * assessment by the Diversion office
Languages: English * French
Area Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Courts and Court Assistance

This information was last completely updated on October 24, 2018

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Updated October 24, 2018
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