John Howard Society of Sarnia & Lambton

Discharge Planning and After Care

This program provides assistance to prisoners at the Sarnia Jail with planning for their upcoming release and successful re-integration to the community.

During a period of incarceration, many persons find that they have lost their place in the community whether it be in terms of their living arrangement, employment, educational pursuits, relationships, finances, or clothing and other needs essential for daily living.

This program offers prisoners support within the institution and upon their release in order to make changes necessary to live a contributing and crime-free lifestyle. In addition to the Society’s in-house resources, persons can be referred to various government- and community-sponsored services to make the transition from institution to the community as smooth as possible.