The John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin has been a presence in this community since 1979, and is one of 19 John Howard Society local offices in Ontario. Our mission is to prevent crime through research, community education, and the promotion of systemic change and restorative services to individuals. At the John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin, our community includes everyone. Thank you for visiting.
John Howard Society of Peel, Halton and Dufferin
Latest JHS Ontario News
July 18, 2016 - TORONTO — Inmates of Ontario correctional facilities are 12 times more likely than the general public to die of a drug overdose within the first year following their release from incarceration, say researchers, who believe concrete interventions are needed to reduce these preventable deaths.…Read More
June 22, 2016 - The vast majority of offenders who seek their release from jail are granted bail, according to statistics from Ontario’s courts, but critics of the province’s bail system say what’s concerning is the number of people who don’t even bother asking for their release in the first place. …Read More
June 10, 2016 - A civilized society is often judged by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens, and by that measure the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre has failed spectacularly.…Read More
June 7, 2016 - Transferring health care responsibilities for inmates from one provincial ministry to another may not turn out to be the panacea the authors of a recent report aimed at fixing the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre envisioned, prisoner advocates say.…Read More