The Court of Quebec Addiction Treatment Program (CQATP)

The Court of Quebec Addiction Treatment Program (CQATP) aims to offer a way for the court system to reduce the level of crime associated with drug addiction using penal measures that support treatment for addicts as a way to protect society.

As permitted by section 720 (2) of the Criminal Code, the CQATP gives the courts the ability to suspend sentencing until the addicted offender undergoes a court-supervised treatment for his or her addiction. The program also enables closer cooperation between the courts and addiction resources to establish courses of treatment, including therapy, rehabilitation and social reintegration.

The CQATP is currently offered in Montreal and in the northern village of Puvirnituq.


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