The General Alternative Measures Program - allow an adult to repair his gesture

The General Alternative Measures Program is a diversion program, focused on repairing harm caused to victims and the community. This restorative justice program aims to be fair, in the sense that it considers the needs of both, victims and accused. Équijustice supervises these measures and makes sure to support them in the implementation of these.

Objectives of the program


Victim’s involvement 

Repairing wrongdoings

Self-awareness activity

Roles of partners


Ministry of Justice (Quebec)

Designer of the General Alternative Measures Program (GAMP)

Director of criminal and penal prosecutions

Determine the accused's eligibility for the program and make the necessary representations before the court

Crime victims assisant centre

Provides front-line services to anyone who is the victim of a crime

Ministry  of Public Security (Quebec)

The Correctional Services of Quebec verify the accused's eligibility for the GAMP: recognition of his responsibility and his willingness to collaborate in alternative measures

Équipe Vi-J

A Laval University research team which accompanies the program in its development

Alternative measures administered by Équijustice


Reparation to the victim

Reparation made to the community

Awareness activity for the accused


Have you been admitted to a program and you have accepted to participate? Équijustice will be in attendance to ensure the process run smoothly.


Your point of view will be considered so that your commitment to the victim or to your community is related to the meaning of reparation for you.


Équijustice will accompany you throughout the process of your measure. Your skills and motivation will contribute to its success.


We will be at your side by putting at the partner organization at your disposal that collaborate with us and we will facilitate your approach by our availability.

You can find the details on the website of the Ministère de la Justice du Québec



As a first step, you will be contacted by a Crime and Victims Assistance Center (CAVAC). A member of their staff will inform you about the GAMP and will see with you if you wish to obtain information on a possible verbal exchange with the accused. If you agree to participate, Équijustice will facilitate this verbal exchange respecting the rights and differences of each.


We will create a time for your expectations and concerns to be considered for the steps that will be taken.


The reasons you have chosen to commit to this process and the expectations you seek to satisfy will be at the center of our work.


Our role would be to organize respectful and safe verbal exchanges. Our total support will be offered throughout this process.

You can find the details on the website of the Ministère de la Justice du Québec