John Howard Society of Ottawa

Services in Court & Detention

Bail Verification and Supervision Program

The bail verification and supervision program is responsible for expediting bail and court proceedings; reducing failures to appear through supervision of clients; and assisting clients to initiate steps to remedy issues and problems that may have contributed to the alleged misconduct.

Eligibility: Contact the John Howard Society Bail Verification supervisor at the Ottawa Court House assessment and referral, or instruct your lawyer to visit the JHS court office at Ottawa Court House.

Sue Morse, Senior Bail Supervisor

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 229
Email: smorse@jhsottawa.ca

Brian Monaghan, Ottawa Bail Supervisor – Ottawa Courthouse

Phone: (613) 239-1040
Email: bmonaghan@jhsottawa.ca

Carolann Alford, Cornwall Bail Supervisor – Cornwall Courthouse

Phone: (613) 930-2228
Email: calford@jhsottawa.ca

Funding: This program is funded through the Ministry of the Attorney General

Mental Health Court Support Services

The Mental Health Court Supports Services provide support to individuals with significant mental health challenges who are facing charges before this specialized court. These individuals may be living in the community or remanded in to custody during their Mental Health Court involvement.

Contact: Kelly Cardinal, Reintegration, Mental Health and Addiction Worker

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 238
Email: kcardinal@jhsottawa.ca

Direct Accountability Program

The JHS in partnership with the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ottawa Court House provides alcohol and drug misuse/addiction and anger management programming for post-charge, low-risk, first-time offenders, to address the underlying issues that contributed to their offending behaviour.

Eligibility: Contact Elizabeth Fry Adult Justice Worker for assessment and program referral at (613) 239-1117

JHS Contact: Kelly Cardinal, Reintegration, Mental Health and Addiction Worker

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 238
Email: kcardinal@jhsottawa.ca

Funding: This program is funded through the Ministry of the Attorney General

Ottawa-Carleton Reintegration Services

The JHS, in partnership with the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, provides a Custody Outreach Support Worker to provide reintegration supports to the OCDC remand population and recent releases. The support worker is also available at the Ottawa Mental Health Court for ongoing support for Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre clients who are currently involved in court proceedings.

Eligibility: Male remand population at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

For more information, please contact:

Lucie Carriere, Custody Outreach Support Worker

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 231
Email: lcarriere@jhsottawa.ca

Funding: Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services