In partnership with the community to make Peterborough safer through prevention, education, reform, aftercare and treatment services for persons who are, or who have the potential to be involved in the Criminal Justice System.
Since 1957, the John Howard Society of Peterborough has been providing services to individuals of all genders, youth and adults, who are in conflict or at risk of becoming in conflict with the law, their families, and the victims of crime.
Our goal is to help reduce the incidence of criminal behaviour through prevention, support, counselling, courses and programs and to better understand and cope with the criminal justice system.
The John Howard Society of Peterborough is affiliated with the John Howard Society of Ontario and the John Howard Society of Canada, and is one of 55 local John Howard Organizations across the country.The organization’s roots go back to the 1770’s, when Englishman John Howard, a former prison inmate, made it his life’s work to improve prison conditions and initiate reforms to the criminal justice system in Britain and across Europe.
Board of Directors
Dr. Lara Heisler
Kathy Neill, Executive Director
Elaine Webster, Finances
Diane Gallagher, Reception
Dana Hetherton, Manager of Justice Services
Megan Carrick, Adult Outreach & Institutional Services, Youth Diversion Caseworker
Nicole Soanes, Restorative Justice Coordinator & Court Support Worker
Abbi Barrie, Programs Facilitator & Youth Worker
Catherine Hickey, Partner Support Worker – Partner Assault Response Program (PAR)
Community and Training
Marion Little, Manager of Community Services & Training
Bethann Brown, Volunteer Coordinator – The Aspire Program
Jane Garant MSW, Youth Counsellor – The Aspire Program
Healing From Within
Suzie Compeau, Counsellor
Wes Ryan, Peer Support Worker
Dana Hetherton; Don Gibson; Kirk Hillier; Bill Kilpatrick; Jane Garant; Jude Sternloff; Abbi Barrie
AGM Report 2017-18