HEAT is an alternative measures program for youth receiving their first auto offence related charge (exclusionary charges would be dangerous driving and evading police). It is one component of a comprehensive strategy being implemented with the city of Regina to meet the needs of auto owners and young auto theft offenders.
The objective of the HEAT program is to identify youth who can benefit from an alternative measures intervention, and by providing early, targeted interventions, interrupt potential re-offending behaviors.
The services offered through the HEAT program will be specifically designed to:
address the needs and concerns of the victim, including the insurer;
2) address the criminogenic risk factors that have been identified for each youth; and
3) engage the offender's family and community in addressing those risk factors.