Ontario's digital platform for electronic filing of criminal charges now available province-wide

eIntake is now being used by 64 enforcement agencies and 129 courthouses across Ontario

Ontario's digital platform for electronic filing of criminal charges now available province-wide

After its recent expansion to the Eastern region, Ontario’s digital platform for electronic filing of criminal charges is now available across the province.

eIntake is a digital platform that expedites the process for law enforcement officers to file criminal charges electronically and streamlines the information shared between enforcement agencies and courts in real time. It also allows justices of the peace to enter their decisions, sign documents digitally, and request additional information from police officers online.

 “The eIntake platform is a critical pillar in the Ontario government’s strategy to reduce paperwork and build a more responsive and resilient justice system,” Attorney General Doug Downey said. “By expanding these services provincewide, we’re ensuring police and justices of the peace can focus on bringing offenders to justice and keeping our communities safe.”

eIntake is now being used by 64 enforcement agencies and 129 courthouses across Ontario. It is part of the provincial government’s series of digital initiatives to create a “seamless, simple, and efficient justice system” and has received over 110,000 charging documents since its pilot release in November 2019.

“The successful implementation of eIntake across Ontario is an important step towards building a more connected criminal justice system, allowing our frontline heroes to spend more time combatting crime and ensuring communities are protected across the province,” Solicitor General Michael Kerzner said.

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