John Howard Society of Ottawa

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The John Howard Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit, charitable organization committed to providing a broad range of evidence-based and outcome-driven community services throughout the Ottawa area. Our organization has a strong history of helping individuals, and families, who are at risk of, or have come into, conflict with the law. Our work includes the provision of prevention and intervention services, as well as advocacy, public education, and community partnerships.

Our diverse client group includes youth and adults, males and females, from a wide cross section of social, ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds representative of our broader community.


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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
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