JHSO in the News

Letters to the editor, June 23 – thewhig.com
June 23, 2017 - Three Whig-Standard articles in recent days have described members of our community experiencing mental health and addiction crises as “being annoying,” performing “bizarre actions” and “tying up police and paramedics on wild goose chases.” Such judgmental and insensitive language is used to characterize individuals who are not only suffering serious illnesses but appearing in a court of law: paying debts to society for actions taken as a result of their precarious health and life circumstances.…Read More
Free until proven guilty – Recorder.ca
March 23, 2017 - A new program aimed at reducing the number of low-risk people in jail while awaiting a trial has officially begun, and a new support worker has been brought into Brockville to help with the local backlog.…Read More