John Howard Society of Ottawa


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.

Latest JHS Ontario News

Editorial: Provincial government makes the right move on bail reform – Ottawa Citizen
January 3, 2017 - By the end of January there should be some marked improvements to the overcrowding at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. By no means will all the problems be fixed, but new provincial funding means the bail supervision program in Ottawa will have the capacity to serve 200 more people, meaning they can get bail instead of jail, alleviating some pressure on the overcrowded institution.…Read More
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