The Counter Point, a new publication series from the John Howard Society of Ontario’s Centre of Research, Policy & Program Development, aims to get Ontarians talking about issues that affect us all; namely, community safety, crime prevention and prisons. The goal of this series is to provide food for thought that encourages straightforward conversations about issues relating to social and criminal justice. Got an idea for an upcoming Counter Point issue? Have a topic you want to talk about at a local event? There are John Howard Societies in communities across Ontario, and we can arrange a speaker to engage in a conversation or presentation with you. Let us know!
As part of The Counter Point series launch, we spoke with former JHS clients about their experiences with the justice system or difficulties at school to help raise awareness and reduce stigma. Watch their stories in the videos below: