John Howard Society of Sudbury

Youth Services

COMMUNITY EDUCATION
is achieved through displays, discussions and speakers. The program informs the community of the goals and operations of the John Howard Society and of current issues in the criminal justice field. Speakers are available to discuss a variety of topics including the Youth Criminal Justice Act, drugs, alcohol and incarceration experience.

DIRECT SERVICE
is available for those youth who voluntarily request assistance or are referred by others. Individuals are seen the same day to determine the nature of the request and the help available. We offer one-on-one counseling and referrals to other resources.

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS
Reconciliation between victim and offender where both parties are willing to undergo a group conference to discuss the offence, the effects of the offence on the victim and appropriate consequences for the offender. Primarily for youth ages 12-17.

YOUTH REFERRAL PROJECT
The John Howard Society of Sudbury and Greater Sudbury Police Services in consultation have taken the leadership role in our community to attempt to produce solutions for youth who commit crimes.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SANCTIONS (F)
This service provides community based post charge sanctions, outside of formal judicial proceedings, where a young person cannot be adequately dealt with by police cautions, warnings or referrals to community support programs. Primarily serves youth ages 12-17 alleged to have a committed an offense who accept responsibility for their actions.

EXTRAJUDICIAL MEASURES
This service provides community based pre-charge sanctions, outside of formal judicial proceedings, where a young person can be adequately dealt with by police cautions, warnings or referrals to community support programs. Primarily serves youth ages 12-17 alleged to have a committed an offense who accept responsibility for their actions.