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Important Notice

The Custody Review Board continues to hear applications and make recommendations on the placement of young people in custody or detention. To file an application for review, please leave a message at 416-327-4673 or toll-free at 1-888-728-8823 and you will get a call back.

March 26, 2020
On March 20, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued an Emergency Order (O.Reg. 73/20) under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

The order suspends limitation periods and procedural time periods relevant to tribunal proceedings. The suspension is retroactive to March 16, 2020.

If current and / or new parties are not able to meet a timeline, Tribunals Ontario will allow them to do so at a later date. For example, if parties are not able to meet the timeline for submitting an application to a tribunal, they will be able to submit it at a later date.

Tribunals Ontario is continuing to deliver service across the province. Most tribunals are continuing to have hearings, mediations, and case conferences by teleconference or in writing, while some tribunals are rescheduling matters to later dates.

If you are not able to proceed with a matter, please contact the tribunal to reschedule. If you are not able to attend a proceeding by teleconference or in writing, the tribunal will be able to reschedule the matter to another date.

COVID-19 Policy – Postponing Hearings
Effective today, Tribunals Ontario is implementing a new policy to postpone in-person hearings and reschedule to a later date. Where feasible, alternative hearing options such as written and telephone hearings will be considered to minimize disruption to hearings across the organization. In addition, all front-line counter services will be closed as of March 16 until further notice. For more information, please see the news release.

About the CRB


If you are a young person who was charged with an offence that occurred when you were under 18, you may be able to apply to the Custody Review Board for:

  • a review of your placement
  • a review of your transfer from a place of open custody to a place of secure custody
  • a review of the decision by the Provincial Director to deny your request for a temporary release or reintegration leave from a custody facility.

The CRB is one of the eight tribunals that make up Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO).