Community Council Project of Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto (ALST) is a multi-service legal agency serving Toronto's Aboriginal community. The Community Council is a criminal diversion program for adult Aboriginal offenders who live in Toronto. The project takes Aboriginal offenders out of the criminal justice system and brings them before members of the Aboriginal community. The members of the Council are men and women who represent a cross-section of Toronto's Aboriginal community. The focus of the Community Council is to develop a plan by consensus that will allow the offender to take responsibility for his/her actions, address the root causes of the problem, and reintegrate him/her into the community in a positive way.