Application Process

Submitting an Application

It is a requirement of the CDTC program that you engage the help of legal counsel to complete the necessary application paperwork. If you already have a lawyer, he or she can help you with your application. If you do not have a lawyer and/or you cannot afford one, please contact our CDTC Duty Counsel for further assistance. 

Part 1: Crown Eligibility Review

As part of the CDTC application process the applicant must complete and submit to the Crown, as a single package, the following two (2) documents:

The completed application package must be submitted to the appropriate Federal or Provincial Crown Prosecutor’s office.

Note: The Crown Prosecutor will not initiate further action on your application until both forms have been received.

Part 2: Treatment Eligibility Review

If the applicant passes the Crown Eligibility phase, they will be screened by the CDTC Treatment Team. Once all information is gathered from both screening phases, information gathered through the application and screening process is reviewed by the pre-court team. The team will provide a group recommendation of acceptance or non-acceptance to the Crown Prosecutor. The Crown Prosecutor will make a final decision on program acceptance or non-acceptance.

Applicants are encouraged to read CDTC Acceptance Process for more information on eligibility screening, decision making and next steps following the acceptance or non-acceptance of your application to CDTC.

The Application Form and Waivers I and II are available for DOWNLOAD in a complete application package. They can also be requested through the Calgary Remand Centre, the Calgary Crown Prosecutors Office, Federal Crown Prosecutors, or our CDTC Duty Counsel Representative.

For more information about applying to the program, please contact your lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, you may contact our CDTC Duty Counsel Representative. Contact Us for further assistance.