skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 51846 Find in a Library
Title: COMMUNITY SERVICE ORDERS - STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE R ROY MCMURTY, ATTORNEY GENERAL - CANADA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Canada
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General
Ottawa, Canada
Document: PDF
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: ONTARIO'S NEW COMMUNITY SERVICE ORDER PROGRAM, WHICH IS BEING INSTITUTED THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE AFTER A LIMITED TRIAL PERIOD, IS DESCRIBED. ITS POTENTIAL AS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR MINOR OFFENDERS IS PRAISED.
Abstract: THE COMMUNITY SERVICE ORDER PROGRAM SENTENCES OFFENDERS TO SPEND A CERTAIN NUMBER OF HOURS HELPING IN THE COMMUNITY INSTEAD OF SENDING THEM TO CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS. IN SOME CASES DIRECT RESTITUTION IS MADE TO THE VICTIM; FOR EXAMPLE, VANDALS MAY BE ORDERED TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSED. TYPICAL SENTENCES INCLUDE HELPING WITH YOUTH PROGRAMS AND SERVING AS VOLUNTEERS IN PROGRAMS FOR THE AGED OR HANDICAPPED. THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN GREAT BRITAIN. THE LEGAL PROBLEMS ARISING IN CANADA HAVE BEEN SOLVED, AND COURTS HAVE URGED EXPANSION OF THE CONCEPT FOR FIRST TIME OFFENDERS AND THOSE CONVICTED OF MINOR CRIMES. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Canada; Community service order; First time offenders; Restitution; Vandalism
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=51846

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.