Who Can Apply

You must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of Calgary.

The Crown will consider charges such as prostitution, possession for the purpose of trafficking, theft, break and enters or other non-violent, drug-related crimes. These are crimes that were committed for the purpose of supporting your addiction and/or were committed while under the influence of drugs.

The Court must also assess and confirm that you are addicted to methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, or other opiate(s).

As each case is unique, you are encouraged to apply even if you are unsure of your eligibility. Your application decision will be based on many factors including context of past and current crimes.

The Crown prosecutor will make the initial eligibility decision.

Download Crown Eligibility Criteria CDTC here