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Adult Diversion

Community-based programs that provide individual and group counselling, educational services or other prescribed social services for adults who have been arrested for an offence such as drunkenness, domestic violence, drug crimes, traffic violations or purchase of sexual services and directed to participate in a corrective program in lieu of prosecution or, in some cases, sentencing for the offence.

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Crisis Residential Treatment

Programs that provide a short-term residential alternative to inpatient hospitalization for adults and/or children who are experiencing a mental health crisis and require 24-hour support in a supervised environment to become stabilized, but do not exhibit medical complications that necessitate nursing care.

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