Facing criminal charges can be an emotional, frustrating and confusing time. Having access to the right resources can help you make informed decisions.

There may be programs and services offered which can help relieve the stress and worry.


Legal Aid Certificate Program

There is help for those that are unable to support the financial costs associated with being charged criminally. Financial eligibility and substantial probability of incarceration are two of the main factors that are considered when applying for legal aid.

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Aboriginal People and Canadian Law

If you are an Aboriginal person, it is important to identify yourself as a First Nations, Métis or Inuit person so your lawyer can follow the areas of law that deal with Aboriginal circumstances or rights.

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Adult Therapeutic Court

Adult Therapeutic Court is designed for adults with serious mental illness, developmental disability, concurrent disorders such as a mental illness and substance abuse, and those with an acquired brain injury, dementia, or other mental illness.

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Direct Accountability Program

The London, Ontario Direct Accountability Program is facilitated by St. Leonard’s Community Services London and Region. The Direct Accountability Program is an alternative to formal prosecution for people who have been charged with certain minor criminal offences. The program involves accused persons being held accountable through community-based sanctions.

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