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A Different Street Supportive Housing Program

Ottawa | Youth | Housing

A Different Street (ADS) Supportive Housing provides affordable accommodation and support to homeless or unstably housed young men, ages 16 to 24, who are justice-involved or at risk of being so. The John Howard Society of Ottawa and youturn youth support services are partners in this program.
ADS provides male youth an opportunity to access safe accommodations and utilize on-site supports to assist with their life goals. Through these on-site supports, youth are assisted in actively addressing their specific personal, social, vocational, and health-related needs. As well, they are supported in developing the resources, including skills and attitudes, necessary for a successful transition to adulthood.

Individuals who live at ADS will have the responsibility of rent. All units at ADS are self-contained bachelor units.
Services provided:
• Comprehensive assessment
• Collaborative case planning
• Individual counselling and support
• Practical assistance
• Monitoring of court conditions
• Referral to other community resources.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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AAA (Attitudes, Associates and Alternatives)

Ottawa | Adult | Justice Services

This is a Correctional Service of Canada program offered in partnership with the Ottawa parole office twice per year. It is open to male federal parolees in the Ottawa area. The goals of the program are to challenge and replace pro-criminal thinking and behaviours, develop problem solving skills, provide relapse prevention, goal setting and risk reduction. Clients are referred by the Program Officer at the Ottawa parole office and are assessed by the John Howard Society Program Facilitator. There is no fee to participate and the program is offered at JHS’ main site. This group program runs twice per week for 30 hours and clients must complete all of the sessions. Bus tickets are provided and light refreshments are available. Clients are mandated to attend. Funding is provided by the Correctional Service of Canada.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Active Parenting

Durham Region / Adult / Family

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Active Parenting

Durham Region | Adult | Family

Provides two different group sessions, one for parents with children aged 5-12, and the other for parents of teens. Sessions are ongoing and run from September to June each year. Each group session is eight weeks long and runs for 2.5 hours. Parents in this program have the opportunity to enhance their parenting skills and learn best practices for establishing effective communication skills, while helping to teach self-reliance and responsibility to their children. Goals include replacing power struggles with cooperative family decisions. Video-based content is included along with the provision of workbooks for each participant. A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the program. Funding is provided by the United Way.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

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Adult Anger Management Program

Hamilton Area / Adult / Community Services

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Adult Anger Management Program

Hamilton Area | Adult | Community Services

Utilizes an educational treatment approach to educate individuals in skills needed to manage anger and other emotions associated with the occurrence of aggression and anti-social behaviour. Based on the coginitive behavioural approach to anger reduction and consists of ten two-hour group sessions. This is a fee for service program.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Adult Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Simcoe and Muskoka / Adult / Justice Services

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Adult Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Simcoe and Muskoka | Adult | Justice Services

This program is offered on site at our Barrie and Orillia offices, 35 hours each week. This program is operated by JHS for the following Probation and Parole Offices: Barrie, Alliston, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, and Huntsville. It is open to men and women, ages 18 and up, on probation with a condition to complete Community Service Hours. The goal of the program is to provide a meaningful and appropriate placement opportunity for the participant so that s/he and the agency can benefit from the community service work completed. All participants complete an intake assessment prior to being placed. All services are provided on a one to one basis and all participants are mandated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Probation and Parole Services. Funding for this program is provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services on an annual basis.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Main Office
80 Bradford St. – Unit 336
Barrie, ON
L4N 6S7

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Adult Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Simcoe and Muskoka / Adult / Justice Services

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Adult Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Simcoe and Muskoka | Adult | Justice Services

This program is offered on site at our Barrie and Orillia offices, 35 hours each week. This program is operated by JHS for the following Probation and Parole Offices: Barrie, Alliston, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, and Huntsville. It is open to men and women, ages 18 and up, on probation with a condition to complete Community Service Hours. The goal of the program is to provide a meaningful and appropriate placement opportunity for the participant so that s/he and the agency can benefit from the community service work completed. All participants complete an intake assessment prior to being placed. All services are provided on a one to one basis and all participants are mandated by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Probation and Parole Services. Funding for this program is provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services on an annual basis.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Orillia Branch Office
17 Colborne Street E
Orillia, ON
L3V 3L3

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Adult Diversion Program

Niagara / Adult / Justice Services

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Adult Diversion Program

Niagara | Adult | Justice Services

This program addresses needs identified by JHS and the local office of the Federal Crown Attorney. It is provided on a fee-for-service basis which is paid by the client and based on a sliding scale. The program has been running for 12 years. It is open to individuals 18 years of age and older who have been criminally charged for the first time or who have been charged in the past with minor offences only. The main goals of the program are to reduce the number of individuals remanded to court, to reduce court costs for trial dates, and to give clients the opportunity to have their charges withdrawn. Initial intakes are completed at the St. Catharines courthouse or at the JHS office.

Case management services are offered through this program which runs for 35 hours per week. Participants are required to complete a certain number of community service work hours if this is the option chosen or if mandated by the courts. Other options include charitable donations or letters of apology and restitution. The Federal Crown Attorney’s office does the screening for each client prior to their first court date and prior to referring them to JHS. Though clients are referred by the courts, individuals may choose whether or not to participate in the program. Funding is provided only by the service fees collected from participants.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Adult Diversion Program

Niagara / Adult / Justice Services

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Adult Diversion Program

Niagara | Adult | Justice Services

This program addresses needs identified by JHS and the local office of the Federal Crown Attorney. It is provided on a fee-for-service basis which is paid by the client and based on a sliding scale. The program has been running for 12 years. It is open to individuals 18 years of age and older who have been criminally charged for the first time or who have been charged in the past with minor offences only. The main goals of the program are to reduce the number of individuals remanded to court, to reduce court costs for trial dates, and to give clients the opportunity to have their charges withdrawn. Initial intakes are completed at the St. Catharines courthouse or at the JHS office.

Case management services are offered through this program which runs for 35 hours per week. Participants are required to complete a certain number of community service work hours if this is the option chosen or if mandated by the courts. Other options include charitable donations or letters of apology and restitution. The Federal Crown Attorney’s office does the screening for each client prior to their first court date and prior to referring them to JHS. Though clients are referred by the courts, individuals may choose whether or not to participate in the program. Funding is provided only by the service fees collected from participants.

St. Catherines Courthouse
59 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON
L2R7N8

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Adult Diversion, Waterloo Region – Federal Court and Pre-Charge Referrals

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Justice Services

This program allows adults who have been referred by policy (pre-charge) or charged with minor criminal offences in Federal Court an opportunity to repair harm and address root causes of their crime. Participants meet with the JHSWW Coordinator to establish a plan of action that will allow the person to be accountable for their actions and find pro-social ways to meet their needs.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Adult Housing: Kirkpatrick House (KH)

Ottawa | Adult | Housing

In response to an identified need for a community residential facility for adult males released from federal penitentiaries in the Ottawa area, Kirkpatrick House opened in December 1978. The facility assists men in their quest for pro-social re-integration and living positive lifestyles via employment/school, and community programs at both JHS and local parole offices. Other goals include assisting residents to become self-sufficient. There are 22 beds (8 double rooms and 6 single rooms) and several years ago, rental payments were abolished while per diem costs to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) were increased. This allows for the residents to save funds to use upon their release from the halfway house towards their own residence in the community. A JHS Case Management Team provides support for each resident. Assessments are completed prior to their admission. Staff are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some residents are simply finishing their sentence; others are on long term supervision orders, or maybe on statutory releases with a residency condition to reside in a specific place.

Residents must complete their conditional release before moving out into the community by securing their full parole, reaching their statutory release dates, or until the expiration of their warrant (end of their actual sentence). There is a weekly Community Assessment team that reviews applicants who are applying to reside in Ottawa. The CRF directors, police, community liaison representatives, a supervisor, and the parole officer in charge attend weekly meetings and provide input on the eligibility/candidacy of each applicant for release into the community. This group may accept, deny, or defer a case based on the information available. There is a cook in the house who makes the evening meals Monday through Friday. Foodstuffs are provided for “off” times and on the weekends and residents are encouraged to purchase their own specialty foods/snacks.
The residents who reside at Kirkpatrick House are mandated by CSC. On occasion voluntary clients who want to come to the CRF for a period of stability prior to living on their own in the community are permitted.
Kirkpatrick House prides itself on providing a homelike environment for its residents. There are no in-house programs available but there is an excellent case management system and link to the Ottawa parole office. Funding is provided by CSC through an annual contract, per diem rate per facility, per fiscal year. The funding contracts are renewed annually.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Advocacy Service

Sarnia Lambton / Adult / Community Services

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Advocacy Service

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Community Services

This service has been provided since the agency’s inception in 1949 and is currently offered when time permits on an ad hoc basis. Available to all members of the community as a preventive program, though generally utilized by former prisoners and/or their families, it allows for staff at JHS to provide their expertise and resources to advocate on a clients’ behalf. Individuals are assisted to meet their immediate needs and to be supported in accessing their rights as community members. This is a non-funded program.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Affidavit Assistance

Sarnia Lambton / Adult / Community Services

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Affidavit Assistance

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Community Services

This ad hoc service is open to JHS’ clients as well as members of the general community. This service allows for the provision of a sworn affidavit (with photograph) to be used as partial identification. This identification can assist with applications for welfare and similar services, as well as for visitation in the Sarnia Jail. This is not a funded service.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Aggression Management Program

Hamilton Area / Youth / Community Services

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Aggression Management Program

Hamilton Area | Youth | Community Services

Cognitive skills based program for youth 12-17 years who have interpersonal problems as a result of their aggressive behaviour. The program consists of eighty 90 minute sessions designed to help youth identify their personal aggression patterms, explore alternatives, and develop a plan of action to improve how the young person responds to stressful situations. The program is divided into the five components of anger, communication, triggers, choice points, and problem solving.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Aggression Prevention

Ottawa / Adult / Community Services

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Aggression Prevention

Ottawa | Adult | Community Services

The JHS Aggression Prevention program is an eight session program that assists adult male participants to explore the causes of their aggressive behavior and to identify and challenge the underlying beliefs and thinking patterns that lead to aggression. This program runs approximately six times per year. Please note that this program is not suitable for individuals who are currently dealing with the court system and/or being currently charged with domestic violence. For individuals requiring taking this program for Children’s Aid Society (CAS), a direct referral from CAS is required.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Anger Management

Peterborough / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management

Peterborough | Adult | Community Services

Anger Management is an 8 week course that specifically focuses on strategies to manage anger in a healthy way. This group is held on Tuesday, from 1 pm to 3 pm, and is open to both men and women. The fee to attend this program is $80.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Anger Management

Sarnia Lambton / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Community Services

Anger Management Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programming is offered both individually and within a group setting. The program is an intensive, structured, ten week program. This is a fee for service program.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Anger Management

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Community Services

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Anger Management

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Justice Services

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Anger Management

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Justice Services

Participants in this program learn positive ways of expressing anger to ensure positive outcomes. This program is offered both individual and group sessions. There is a fee for this program based on a sliding scale.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Main Office
22 Peel Street
Lindsay, ON
K9V 3LN

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Anger Management

Niagara / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management

Niagara | Adult | Community Services

This program is a 10 week cognitive and evidence based program. It runs weekly for 10 one hour sessions in a closed, confidential group environment. Goals are to use positive coping mechanisms; use appropriate communication styles; respond to anger responsibly; control immediate responses of anger; and identify different anger styles through activities, open discussion and power point

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Anger Management

Ottawa / Adult / Justice Services

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Anger Management

Ottawa | Adult | Justice Services

This free program is based on The Anger Solutions Program by Julie Christenson and the Lifestyles Programs by Dr. Barbara Armstrong. It is offered at JHS’ main site and is open to ex-prisoners who have been deemed to be at medium- to high-risk of re-offending. It assists clients to recognize, challenge, and replace aggressive responses to their anger with pro-social expressions of anger. Each participant completes an initial one hour intake assessment. The program runs twice a week for two hours for 10 sessions. Clients can make-up up to 3 missed sessions after which they will be asked to leave the program. At this point, they may put their name on a wait list for the next group to begin in order to take the entire program again at another time. Bus tickets are available and participants are both voluntary and mandated. Letters of completion are provided for Children’s Aid Society, probation, court, and the JHS Bail Program. The program is being run on a pilot basis and at this time there is no specific funding for it though it will be re-evaluated in March of 2009.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Anger Management (Adult)

Durham Region / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management (Adult)

Durham Region | Adult | Community Services

These fee-for-service programs (based on a sliding fee scale to accommodate the financial situation of each individual) are operated as two separate groups: one for adults, and one for youth. Both are run for a ten week period for 2.5 hours each week, on site at one of the four JHS Durham offices in Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa or Clarington. Each week builds on the previous week’s content. Program foci include identifying anger triggers, developing coping skills, recognizing alternate methods of expressing frustration and emotions to avoid physical outbursts, harm to relationships and self and/or legal complications. Each participant receives a workbook. Upon successful completion of the program, they receive a certificate. Funding for this program is ongoing and provided by the United Way of Durham Region.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

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Anger Management (Adult)

Durham Region / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management (Adult)

Durham Region | Adult | Community Services

These fee-for-service programs (based on a sliding fee scale to accommodate the financial situation of each individual) are operated as two separate groups: one for adults, and one for youth. Both are run for a ten week period for 2.5 hours each week, on site at one of the four JHS Durham offices in Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa or Clarington. Each week builds on the previous week’s content. Program foci include identifying anger triggers, developing coping skills, recognizing alternate methods of expressing frustration and emotions to avoid physical outbursts, harm to relationships and self and/or legal complications. Each participant receives a workbook. Upon successful completion of the program, they receive a certificate. Funding for this program is ongoing and provided by the United Way of Durham Region.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

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Anger Management (Adult)

Durham Region / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management (Adult)

Durham Region | Adult | Community Services

These fee-for-service programs (based on a sliding fee scale to accommodate the financial situation of each individual) are operated as two separate groups: one for adults, and one for youth. Both are run for a ten week period for 2.5 hours each week, on site at one of the four JHS Durham offices in Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa or Clarington. Each week builds on the previous week’s content. Program foci include identifying anger triggers, developing coping skills, recognizing alternate methods of expressing frustration and emotions to avoid physical outbursts, harm to relationships and self and/or legal complications. Each participant receives a workbook. Upon successful completion of the program, they receive a certificate. Funding for this program is ongoing and provided by the United Way of Durham Region.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Clarington Office and Firehouse Youth Centre
132 Church St.
Bowmanville, ON
L1C 1T5

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Anger Management (Youth)

Belleville and District / Youth / Community Services

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Anger Management (Youth)

Belleville and District | Youth | Community Services

In this six-week program participants gain a better understanding of their anger, learn effective ways to deal with conflicts and develop positive thinking, effective communication and problem solving skills. The purpose of this program is to examine what anger is, healthy versus unhealthy anger, as well as the different styles of anger and how they pertain to the students in the class. Further, this program examines how anger affects us, where anger comes from, considers new, healthier reactions to feelings of anger, develop effective communication techniques, and ways in which one can resolve confrontations successfully. Funded by private donations.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Anger Management (Youth)

Durham Region / Youth / Community Services

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Anger Management (Youth)

Durham Region | Youth | Community Services

Anger Management is a 10-week, 2.5 hour (per session) group program that assists individuals to identify triggers and develop effective coping skills allowing for individuals to resolve conflict in a positive way. Anger Management is a skill to be developed and the group process allows individuals to experience new approaches to resolve their anger effectively. Separate groups are run for youth and adults. Funding is provided by United Way Durham Region.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Anger Management (Youth)

Durham Region / Youth / Community Services

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Anger Management (Youth)

Durham Region | Youth | Community Services

Anger Management is a 10-week, 2.5 hour (per session) group program that assists individuals to identify triggers and develop effective coping skills allowing for individuals to resolve conflict in a positive way. Anger Management is a skill to be developed and the group process allows individuals to experience new approaches to resolve their anger effectively. Separate groups are run for youth and adults. Funding is provided by United Way Durham Region.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

Anger Management (Youth)

Durham Region / Youth / Community Services

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Anger Management (Youth)

Durham Region | Youth | Community Services

Anger Management is a 10-week, 2.5 hour (per session) group program that assists individuals to identify triggers and develop effective coping skills allowing for individuals to resolve conflict in a positive way. Anger Management is a skill to be developed and the group process allows individuals to experience new approaches to resolve their anger effectively. Separate groups are run for youth and adults. Funding is provided by United Way Durham Region.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Clarington Office and Firehouse Youth Centre
132 Church St.
Bowmanville, ON
L1C 1T5

Anger Management Program

Sudbury / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management Program

Sudbury | Adult | Community Services

The men’s anger management programs is 12 sessions in length and offered on site at the JHS. The programs are open to anyone needing assistance to learn how to control their anger response. The main goal of the program is the prevention of violence. Fees for the program are based on a sliding scale and are in accordance with what one can afford. All participants complete an intake assessment and additional counselling is available for those who request it. Transportation assistance is available and light refreshments are sometimes available. Sessions run weekly and are three hours in length. Funding for the program is provided by the United Way of Sudbury and Nipissing Districts.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Anger Management Program

Sudbury / Youth / Community Services

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Anger Management Program

Sudbury | Youth | Community Services

The Anger Management program includes cognitive behavioural sessions on anger, stress, communication and conflict resolution. The program was developed by the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System. This program focuses on providing participants with greater motivation and rationale for wanting to express anger constructively and incorporates a strong cognitive component in the group sessions. This is achieved by increasing skills training on interpersonal problem/conflict resolution and shifting the emphasis from traditional classroom approaches to learning through activities. It is a family based program. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Anger Management Program

London and District / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management Program

London and District | Adult | Community Services

The Anger Management Program is a cognitive-behavioural based program for individuals aged 16 and over which is delivered in 8 sessions in a one-on-one or group format. The goal of this program is to help individuals learn to recognize anger, identify triggers, learn to communicate more effectively and make better decisions in the future.
This program is offered on a fee for service basis. Fees are calculated on a sliding scale based on income. Fee structure will be discussed upon intake. Please contact our office at 519-438-4168 for more information or to schedule an intake.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Anger Management Program (Adults)

Belleville and District / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management Program (Adults)

Belleville and District | Adult | Community Services

Group workshops are available for providing anger management training over a period of eight sessions. The program is offered on a fee for service basis. An intake session must be completed to determine suitability prior to an individual beginning the program. Curriculum includes examining “the anger model,” identifying triggers, developing coping skills, identifying ways of thinking that get us into trouble, discussing styles of anger, communication skills and more. Individuals must attend 7 of 8 sessions and pay for the program to receive a certificate.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Anger Management Services

Toronto / Adult / Community Services

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Anger Management Services

Toronto | Adult | Community Services

This intensive psycho-educational group program is for men who want to acquire new skills for managing and communicating their anger. Referrals are accepted to meet supervisory orders, such as bail, probation and parole. Referrals from EAP and/or employers are also accepted. Self-referrals are always welcome! This program does not address Domestic Violence interventions or treatment. All court documentation indicates this.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Anger Management Substance Abuse Community Justice Program (ASAP)

Toronto | Adult | Community Services

Referrals for this program are made through Court Services only from the Community Justice Programs. Individuals are provided counselling for substance abuse and anger management. This program assists individuals by addressing both of these issues by identifying triggers for each and steps to take towards implementing prevention strategies.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Anti-Theft Program (Adults)

Belleville and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Anti-Theft Program (Adults)

Belleville and District | Adult | Justice Services

The purpose of this three-session program is to determine what shoplifting is, why people steal, how theft can be prevented and the consequences of shoplifting. The group will brainstorm who is affected by theft/shoplifting. Handouts regarding case studies and police statistics on theft will be presented. The group will learn decision making skills and set strategies to identify and resolve high risk situations. This is a fee for service programs.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Anti-Theft Program (Youth)

Belleville and District / Youth / Justice Services

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Anti-Theft Program (Youth)

Belleville and District | Youth | Justice Services

The purpose of this three-session program is to determine what shoplifting is, why people steal, and how theft can be prevented. Additionally, the consequences of shoplifting will be reviewed. Further the group will brainstorm who is affected by theft/shoplifting. Handouts regarding case studies and police statistics on theft will be presented. The group will learn decision making skills and how to counter peer pressure. Funded by private donations.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Aspire

Peterborough / Youth / Education and Employment

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Aspire

Peterborough | Youth | Education and Employment

Aspire is a new Mentoring Program in partnership with Employment Planning and Counselling Peterborough (EPC) and the Trent Valley Literacy Association (TVLA). Utilizing volunteer mentors Aspire aims to work with young adults (16 – 25 yrs.) with a focus on supporting them in the workforce, training or educational attainment. Volunteers may provide support and mentoring individually or facilitate a small group session about their own career and a “day in the life.”

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Attendance Centre

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Youth / Justice Services

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Attendance Centre

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Youth | Justice Services

Alternative sentencing option under the YCJA. Youth on an active Probation Order are referred to the Centre to receive Psycho-Educational, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Reality Therapy based programming and counselling. The program is intended for moderate to high risk youth in conflict with the law who require intervention in multiple criminogenic need areas. Goals include reducing recidivism, promoting accountability, and encouraging skill development through evidence-based interventions. Attendance is based on risks and needs, and youth also have the option to participate in workshops, leisure/recreation activities, crisis management, and other programming.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Youth Centre
370 Kent Street – Unit 18
Lindsay, ON
K9V 6GB

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Attendance Centre Program

Sarnia Lambton / Youth / Justice Services

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Attendance Centre Program

Sarnia Lambton | Youth | Justice Services

The Non-Residential Attendance Centre Program is an alternative to custody servicing medium to high risk youth in the Sarnia Lambton Community. The program operates on literature-principles based of cognitive intervention, the development of positive relationships, and engagement of youth.
In brief, the program accepts all referrals emanating from the Youth Court and Probation Services. Clients are mentored one on one and receive programming tailored to their individual needs. Programming is varied and addresses numerous relevant topics including, but not limited to, anger management, positive communication skills, relationships, peers, general social development, addictions and substance abuse, etc. The curriculum also includes Aboriginal-specific programming dealing with cultural and other issues of significance to First Nations youth. Professionally developed materials and resources are used as the basis for programming, as are ones that are developed in-house. Parent participation, involvement and interest are strongly encouraged. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services – Youth Justice Services.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Attendance Centre Program

Waterloo and Wellington / Youth / Justice Services

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Attendance Centre Program

Waterloo and Wellington | Youth | Justice Services

This program is intended for 12 to 17 year old youth as an alternative to a term of custody. The program focuses on the development of cognitive skills that reinforce positive values and promote responsible behaviour. Youth develop stronger problem solving skills and learn to apply critical reasoning and consequential thinking in their everyday lives. A variety of components are available for the youth to attend. These may include Smart Choices, Substance Awareness, Employment Readiness, Life Management Skills and Surviving School (Study Skills). Youth may be referred directly from the courts or from a Probation Officer. This program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth.

As part of the Attendance Centre program, staff draw upon the Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Program. SNAP is an e based learning tool available to youth justice staff to assist them in teaching emotion regulation, self-control and problem-solving skills. Currently being piloted with males involved in the youth justice system, this 12 module program is a, highly interactive, technology based program to teach youth how to stop and think in the moment” and explore strategies and skills for making positive choices.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Awareness to Wellness

Sarnia Lambton / Adult / Justice Services

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Awareness to Wellness

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Justice Services

This program is an alternative sentencing option directed by the Crown Prosecutor for illegal substance possession charges. This program provides drug abuse awareness and prevention in the form of written materials and self-exploratory exercises. Participants are asked to apply the topics and questions discussed to their own drug use to gain a greater self-awareness of their substance use issues. This is a fee for service program.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Back on Track

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Justice Services

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Back on Track

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Justice Services

This fee for service program is overseen by the Ministry of Transportation and is managed throughout the province by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. CAMH contracts with local service providers, such as JHSWW, to provide assessment, programming and follow-up for people who have lost their license due to an impaired driving offence. The program focuses on attitudinal and behavioural change with the goal of eliminating drinking and driving together. It has two streams: one is a 16 hour treatment group, and the other is an 8 hour educational group. The treatment group is offered once a month in Kitchener and the educational group is provided monthly in both Kitchener and Guelph.
Participants undergo an assessment interview to determine which group they will attend. In addition to the assessment interview and the group intervention, clients are also required to participate in a follow-up telephone interview that is conducted six months following the group session. Participation in the program is entirely voluntary and is not related to any criminal procedures. Criminal charges are dealt with through the court process and have separate consequences. However, completion of the program is a compulsory condition for reinstatement of one’s driver’s license through the Ministry of Transportation. This program is funded by user fees.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Back on Track

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Justice Services

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Back on Track

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Justice Services

This fee for service program is overseen by the Ministry of Transportation and is managed throughout the province by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. CAMH contracts with local service providers, such as JHSWW, to provide assessment, programming and follow-up for people who have lost their license due to an impaired driving offence. The program focuses on attitudinal and behavioural change with the goal of eliminating drinking and driving together. It has two streams: one is a 16 hour treatment group, and the other is an 8 hour educational group. The treatment group is offered once a month in Kitchener and the educational group is provided monthly in both Kitchener and Guelph.
Participants undergo an assessment interview to determine which group they will attend. In addition to the assessment interview and the group intervention, clients are also required to participate in a follow-up telephone interview that is conducted six months following the group session. Participation in the program is entirely voluntary and is not related to any criminal procedures. Criminal charges are dealt with through the court process and have separate consequences. However, completion of the program is a compulsory condition for reinstatement of one’s driver’s license through the Ministry of Transportation. This program is funded by user fees.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Guelph Branch Office
85 Westmount Rd.
Guelph, ON
N1H 5J2

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Bail Program

Peel Region and Area / Adult / Justice Services

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Bail Program

Peel Region and Area | Adult | Justice Services

The Bail Program is open to males and females over the age of 16, who appear before the courts with outstanding allegations. The goal of the program is to provide an option to the court for those who are candidates for release but who do not have a suitable surety available. In these cases, JHS is able to provide neutral and verified information to the court which would assist in the decision for the release of an accused. Applicants to the program are interviewed and a verification process is completed which includes collecting information to confirm eligibility, based on primary grounds (i.e. ties to the community, history of non-compliance with court orders, ability to comprehend the expectations of bail program, and a willingness to abide by the condition(s) for reporting). In Peel, the verification process operates 365 days per year, weekend and statutory holiday (WASH) court includes services to those who would normally appear before the courts in Orangeville. In both Orangeville and Milton courts, staff are available Monday to Friday to conduct the verification process.
The Supervision component of the program is delivered at locations in Brampton, Mississauga, Milton and Orangeville and includes Case Management based on an assessment of risk and need. All service is provided on a one to one, confidential basis. Participation in Bail Program is mandated through a Recognizance of Bail, failure to comply with the Recognizance can result in a Breach of the Order. In support of case management and meeting reporting requirements, supervision is available Monday to Friday, and on specific evenings each week, at all locations. In the Region of Peel a partnership agreement with the Canadian Mental Health Association provides a collaborative model of case management for those with a mental health diagnosis to develop a criminal diversion plan. In addition, designated staff are assigned to the mental health court twice each week to aid in facilitating plans of community release for those found eligible by the court.
Additional supports such as transportation assistance can be made available to ensure attendance at court. In Peel, Halton and Dufferin court offices, a small supply of clothing is kept to assist those who are released from the court after having been in an institution and released in clothing that may be inappropriate (e.g. prison issue jumpsuit, shorts and T-shirts in the winter, etc.). Clients reporting to the Brampton and Mississauga locations also have access to the Needle Exchange program while all locations make condoms available to clients. Bail Program participants are referred internally to other in-house programs and supports. Funding for this program is provided by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Milton Branch Office
193 Main Street East
Milton, ON
L9T 1N7

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program

Belleville and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program

Belleville and District | Adult | Justice Services

The Bail Verification and Supervision program supervises individuals, 16 years and older, in the community who have been charged with a criminal offence, but do not have the social ties or finances to meet bail conditions.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program

Hamilton Area / Adult / Justice Services

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program

Hamilton Area | Adult | Justice Services

Pre-trial services program that assists both the Court and accused persons in the assignment and fulfillment of bail conditions. In certain cases of financial hardship, a reporting requirement to the Bail Program may replace the condition for a cash or surety bail.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program

Niagara | Adult | Justice Services

Open to individuals 16+ who are involved in the justice system. The mail goals of the program are to provide community support for the courts and to assist participants to address issues related to their charges. There is a case management component to the program available 35 hours per week. Initially, clients are required to attend weekly appointments, then the supervision schedule can be adjusted based on need and individual circumstances. Eligibility is based on the outcome of an initial meeting between the JHS bail worker and the client prior to the bail hearing. All services and supports are offered on a one on one basis.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Bail & Community Justice Programs
4300 Drummond Rd.
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E6C3

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program

Ottawa | Adult | Justice Services

This program, in operation since May of 2005, responds to a need identified by the provincial government to reduce the remand population at the local Detention Centre and to increase the court appearance rate. It is open to individuals 16 years of age and older who are facing outstanding charges in the Ottawa Criminal Court with minimal financial or social supports. The two main goals of the program are to increase the court appearance rate, and to ensure comprehension of court ordered conditions. In addition, individuals may be referred to other community service agencies to address additional issues such as addictions, employment, and educational upgrading. The program is delivered at four locations: The Ottawa Courthouse, JHS’ main office, Cornwall Courthouse, and JHS’ satellite office in Cornwall satellite office. Supervision appointments are scheduled until the individual’s court matters are resolved. Initially, following an assessment, clients are required to attend weekly appointments but the supervision schedule can later be adjusted. Eligibility is based on the number of prior criminal convictions for failure to comply with conditions. Bus tickets are provided to attend supervision appointments. Clients are mandated by the Court to participate in the program. This program is funded on an ongoing basis by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program – Goderich/Walkerton/Owen Sound

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The program provides community supervision to individuals who do not have the financial or social supports to meet bail requirements. Prospective clients are interviewed while in custody to determine eligibility. If release is approved by the court, clients report weekly, or more often, to have their conditions monitored. The program also provides enhanced supervision to support clients with mental health and substance use issues. The program offers specialized services for Indigenous people using a culturally appropriate approach.
Must be 16 years of age or older, awaiting a bail hearing/review, not have access to a surety, and willing and able to comply with release conditions and sign a Bail Supervision Contract to be eligible for the program.
Individuals can apply by contacting the program using their lawyer or duty counsel and requesting to speak to the Bail program worker. Collect calls are accepted.
This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of London & District: Bail Office
570 Queens Ave
London, ON
N6B 1Y8

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program – London

London and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program – London

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The program provides community supervision to individuals who do not have the financial or social supports to meet bail requirements. Prospective clients are interviewed while in custody to determine eligibility. If release is approved by the court, clients report weekly, or more often, to have their conditions monitored. The program also provides enhanced supervision to support clients with mental health and substance use issues. The program offers specialized services for Indigenous people using a culturally appropriate approach.
Must be 16 years of age or older, awaiting a bail hearing/review, not have access to a surety, and willing and able to comply with release conditions and sign a Bail Supervision Contract to be eligible for the program.
Individuals can apply by contacting the program using their lawyer or duty counsel and requesting to speak to the Bail program worker. Collect calls are accepted.
This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of London & District: Bail Office
570 Queens Ave
London, ON
N6B 1Y8

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program – St. Thomas

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The program provides community supervision to individuals who do not have the financial or social supports to meet bail requirements. Prospective clients are interviewed while in custody to determine eligibility. If release is approved by the court, clients report weekly, or more often, to have their conditions monitored. The program also provides enhanced supervision to support clients with mental health and substance use issues. The program offers specialized services for Indigenous people using a culturally appropriate approach.
Must be 16 years of age or older, awaiting a bail hearing/review, not have access to a surety, and willing and able to comply with release conditions and sign a Bail Supervision Contract to be eligible for the program.
Individuals can apply by contacting the program using their lawyer or duty counsel and requesting to speak to the Bail program worker. Collect calls are accepted.
This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of London & District: St. Thomas Bail Office
4 Wellington Street
St. Thomas, ON
N5R 2P2

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program – Stratford

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The program provides community supervision to individuals who do not have the financial or social supports to meet bail requirements. Prospective clients are interviewed while in custody to determine eligibility. If release is approved by the court, clients report weekly, or more often, to have their conditions monitored. The program also provides enhanced supervision to support clients with mental health and substance use issues. The program offers specialized services for Indigenous people using a culturally appropriate approach.
Must be 16 years of age or older, awaiting a bail hearing/review, not have access to a surety, and willing and able to comply with release conditions and sign a Bail Supervision Contract to be eligible for the program.
Individuals can apply by contacting the program using their lawyer or duty counsel and requesting to speak to the Bail program worker. Collect calls are accepted.
This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of London & District: Stratford Bail Office
32 Erie Stree
Stratford, ON
N5A 5H6

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program – Woodstock

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The program provides community supervision to individuals who do not have the financial or social supports to meet bail requirements. Prospective clients are interviewed while in custody to determine eligibility. If release is approved by the court, clients report weekly, or more often, to have their conditions monitored. The program also provides enhanced supervision to support clients with mental health and substance use issues. The program offers specialized services for Indigenous people using a culturally appropriate approach.
Must be 16 years of age or older, awaiting a bail hearing/review, not have access to a surety, and willing and able to comply with release conditions and sign a Bail Supervision Contract to be eligible for the program.
Individuals can apply by contacting the program using their lawyer or duty counsel and requesting to speak to the Bail program worker. Collect calls are accepted.
This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of London & District: Woodstock Bail Office
415 Hunter Street
Woodstock, ON
N5S 4G6

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Justice Services

This program serves all people, ages 16 and up, accused of criminal offences and required to attend bail court. It provides information to the courts to speed up the court process. For those who qualify for bail, without the resources or support to meet bail conditions, we also offer supervision to those released while awaiting trial. Eligibility is determined by the JHS Court Worker. The program supports the reduction of delays in criminal court and represents a cost-effective alternative to remand in jail, by enabling the release of accused individuals. An assessment is completed upon release. The results of the assessment help the client and the Bail Supervisor in developing a case plan to address areas of concern that may have contributed to the alleged offence and/or be causing difficulty in a person’s life. Referrals are provided to other community agencies and resources to aid the client in reaching their goals. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Youth / Justice Services

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Youth | Justice Services

This program serves all people, ages 16 and up, accused of criminal offences and required to attend bail court. It provides information to the courts to speed up the court process. For those who qualify for bail, without the resources or support to meet bail conditions, we also offer supervision to those released while awaiting trial. Eligibility is determined by the JHS Court Worker. The program supports the reduction of delays in criminal court and represents a cost-effective alternative to remand in jail, by enabling the release of accused individuals. An assessment is completed upon release. The results of the assessment help the client and the Bail Supervisor in developing a case plan to address areas of concern that may have contributed to the alleged offence and/or be causing difficulty in a person’s life. Referrals are provided to other community agencies and resources to aid the client in reaching their goals. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

Thunder Bay | Adult | Justice Services

The Bail Verification and Supervision Program serves men and women aged 16 years or older who are accused of criminal offences and who are not deemed to be a threat to the community that qualify for bail, but do not have the finances or social ties to meet bail conditions. The Bail Program serves two principles upon which our democratic Justice system is based: the presumption of innocence before conviction and the fair equitable treatment of all people regardless of social and economic background.
The program aims to reduce the high numbers of people remanded into correctional facilities while awaiting trial. The services are delivered in partnership with local social service providers to address the non-criminal issues facing the accused such as addiction, mental and physical health, homelessness and unemployment.
The three major functions of the program are:
1. To identify the availability of a surety;
2. To provide verified neutral and factual information about an accused person at judicial interim release proceedings and to assist the court in selecting suitable candidates for bail and bail supervision;
3. To provide supervisory and referral services for people who are released from custody by the courts. An assessment is completed upon release. The result of the assessment is to help the client and the bail supervision counsellor in developing a case plan that can begin to address areas of concern that may have contributed to the alleged conduct.

John Howard Society of Thunder Bay: Main Office
315 S. Syndicate Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 1E2

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

Windsor and Essex County / Adult / Justice Services

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

Windsor and Essex County | Adult | Justice Services

The Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP) is an alternative to incarceration for those awaiting a court disposition. Individuals over the age of 16 who are in custody, awaiting a bail review, and who do not have a surety may qualify for the BVSP. Individuals released to this program will be required to attend the Windsor Main Office or Chatham satellite locations for mandatory supervision appointments and case management. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Windsor-Essex County: Main Office
275 Oak St.
Windsor, ON
N9A 5E5

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

Windsor and Essex County / Youth / Justice Services

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

Windsor and Essex County | Youth | Justice Services

The Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP) is an alternative to incarceration for those awaiting a court disposition. Individuals over the age of 16 who are in custody, awaiting a bail review, and who do not have a surety may qualify for the BVSP. Individuals released to this program will be required to attend the Windsor Main Office or Chatham satellite locations for mandatory supervision appointments and case management. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Windsor-Essex County: Main Office
275 Oak St.
Windsor, ON
N9A 5E5

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

The Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP) is an alternative to incarceration for those awaiting a court disposition. Individuals over the age of 16 who are in custody, awaiting a bail review, and who do not have a surety may qualify for the BVSP. Individuals released to this program will be required to attend the Windsor Main Office or Chatham satellite locations for mandatory supervision appointments and case management. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.


425 Grand Ave. W
Chatham, ON
M7M 6M8

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Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP)

The Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP) is an alternative to incarceration for those awaiting a court disposition. Individuals over the age of 16 who are in custody, awaiting a bail review, and who do not have a surety may qualify for the BVSP. Individuals released to this program will be required to attend the Windsor Main Office or Chatham satellite locations for mandatory supervision appointments and case management. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.


425 Grand Ave. W
Chatham, ON
M7M 6M8

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Breaking the Cycle

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Youth / Community Services

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Breaking the Cycle

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Youth | Community Services

Counselling and psycho-educational programming is provided to youth who have witnessed or been involved in family violence. This program seeks to mitigate the negative effects of family related trauma. Youth learn positive coping trategies, communication skills, and techniques to reduce risk of repeating learned behavior from witnessing violence. This program guides youth in examining their personal belief system and connecting it to their behaviors. Youth also have the opportunity to participate in safety planning, if necessary. This program is offered through one-on one counselling.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Youth Centre
370 Kent Street – Unit 18
Lindsay, ON
K9V 6GB

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Breaking the Cycle of Post-Incarceration Homelessness

London and District / Adult / Community Services

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Breaking the Cycle of Post-Incarceration Homelessness

London and District | Adult | Community Services

Breaking the Cycle is a hotel-based intervention program and provides rapid stabilization for those experiencing post-incarceration homelessness and facilitates supports into safe and suitable accommodations. This program aims at supporting vulnerable individuals aged 18-years and over who are newly released from custody to avoid living unsheltered in London. The program provides intensive case management, reintegration support, mental health and addiction counselling, assistance with accessing basic needs and system navigation.

Referrals are accepted from any community partner. Self-referrals are also accepted.

Please contact the agency at 519-438-4168 to get more information and to learn more about eligibility requirements. Collect calls are accepted.

This program is funded by the London Community Foundation.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Caring Dads

Peterborough / Adult / Family

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Caring Dads

Peterborough | Adult | Family

Caring Dads is a 17 week intervention program for fathers (including biological, step, common-law) who have physically abused, emotionally abused or neglected their children, or exposed their children to domestic violence or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviours. The group component of Caring Dads combines elements of parenting, fathering, issues of abuse and child protection practice to enhance the safety and well-being of children. Program principles emphasize the need to enhance men’s motivation, promote child-centred fathering, address men’s ability to engage in respectful, non-abusive co-parenting with children’s mothers, recognize that children’s experience of trauma will impact the rate of possible change, and work collaboratively with other service providers to ensure that children benefit (and are not unintentionally harmed) as a result of father’s participation in intervention. Referrals are primarily made through Children’s Aid Society and Probation and Parole. The Caring Dads program is funded through The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Caring Dads

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Family

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Caring Dads

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Family

This program is open to fathers, most of which have been involved with Family and Children’s Services. It provides an opportunity for them to gain the tools to heal and build relationships with their children with a child-centred focus. Delivered in Kitchener and Cambridge, Caring Dads is offered in partnership with Family and Children’s Services and provides group and individual counselling pursuant to the certification standards of the Caring Dads Program (caringdads.org). Each participant completes an intake assessment to determine their suitability for the group. All participation is voluntary. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Caring Dads

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Family

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Caring Dads

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Family

This program is open to fathers, most of which have been involved with Family and Children’s Services. It provides an opportunity for them to gain the tools to heal and build relationships with their children with a child-centred focus. Delivered in Kitchener and Cambridge, Caring Dads is offered in partnership with Family and Children’s Services and provides group and individual counselling pursuant to the certification standards of the Caring Dads Program (caringdads.org). Each participant completes an intake assessment to determine their suitability for the group. All participation is voluntary. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Cambridge Branch Office
40 Ainslie St S
Cambridge, ON
N1R 3K1

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Caring Dads

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Family

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Caring Dads

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Family

This program is provided in partnership with John Howard Society of Peterborough. This program is delivered to men who have either been self-referred or referred through the courts, Children’s Aid Society or Probation. The Dads attending learn about child centered approaches in communicating and supports their children.



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Changes

Niagara / Youth / Education and Employment

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Changes

Niagara | Youth | Education and Employment

Changes focuses on students enrolled in Bridge Classrooms, Section 23 classes and high risk students in regular Elementary and Secondary classes across Niagara. Changes program delivers financial support for programs to assist you with learning disabilities and/or behaviour problems that will help them develop self-confidence, social skills and more effective problem solving/decision making skills necessary for them to be successful in school and society at large.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Children’s Group

London and District / Youth / Community Services

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Children’s Group

London and District | Youth | Community Services

The Children’s Group is a preventative after school program for children living the Boullee, Huron, and Kipps Lane communities. The John Howard Society offers a group for girls and boys between the ages of 4 and 12 years in the Huron subsidized housing project. The group offers a safe place to go after school to engage in fun educational activities, eat snacks, build positive relationships and develop skills.
Please contact the Society to learn more or to schedule an intake 519-438-4168.
This program is made possible through the generous donations of our community members.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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CHOICES School-Based Prevention Program

Ottawa / Youth / Education and Employment

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CHOICES School-Based Prevention Program

Ottawa | Youth | Education and Employment

This project is in partnership with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, and is funded in part from our community partners: Community Foundation of Ottawa and Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa. This program began as a two-year pilot project, funded through Crime Prevention Ottawa. Due to the program’s continued success, Choices has expanded into our fifth year of implementation and now services two inner city Ottawa schools.
Recognizing the importance of education in supporting a young person away from potential involvement in the justice system, this program takes place on school property. Programming for both males and females at the junior and senior levels of high school supports their learning and development in three distinct areas: attitudes, values and beliefs; peers and relationships; and social skills.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Choices: Cognitive Skills for Youth at Risk

Hamilton Area / Youth / Community Services

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Choices: Cognitive Skills for Youth at Risk

Hamilton Area | Youth | Community Services

An interactive eight 90 minute session program designed for youth 12-17. The program is offered on a weekly basis with the goal of providing youth with practical skills that will assist them in making better choices at home, school, and with their peers.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Cognitive Programming Initiative

Hamilton Area / Youth / Community Services

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Cognitive Programming Initiative

Hamilton Area | Youth | Community Services

A youth worker from JHS is assigned to the HWDSB to provide support to staff and management, collaboration with other community agencies regarding delivery of cognitive behavioural programs, provide cognitive skill development facilitation and individual work, provide direct behavioural interventions as required, and provide 9 hours of direct service a week in the classroom.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Collaborative Problem Solving Parent Group Therapy

Ottawa | Youth | Family

Our partner agency, youturn, provides Collaborative Problem Solving Parent Group Therapy, an 8 week program supporting parents in improving the parent/child relationship and decreasing challenging behaviour. Through the provision of targeted parental support, sustainable changes within the family lead to a reduction of future criminal involvement of the children in the family home.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Collective Impact

Belleville and District / Youth / Education and Employment

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Collective Impact

Belleville and District | Youth | Education and Employment

The Hastings County Youth Collective Impact project is led by the John Howard Society of Belleville and is aimed at improving graduation rates for youth in Hastings County for:
-Youth at risk of not receiving their high school diploma, and
– Youth who have already left school without a diploma.

Our project is focused specifically on understanding the needs of three subgroups of youth:
– Youth in Care
– Indigenous Youth
– Youth living in rural areas, specifically North Hastings

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Community Aftercare

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Community Services

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Community Aftercare

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Community Services

This program is offered at JHSWW Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph offices. It provides assistance to people wishing to re-integrate into the community successfully. The aftercare program provides referrals to community resources such as social assistance, employment services, housing registries, food banks, mental health services and addiction treatment programs. The JHSWW Aftercare Coordinator provides one to one counselling, utilizing a cognitive-behavioural approach to alleviate criminogenic thinking and support clients with pro-social goals. Participation is voluntary. Funding is provided by local United Ways. The Program also includes assistant with records suspensions and US Waivers for a fee.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Cambridge Branch Office
40 Ainslie St S
Cambridge, ON
N1R 3K1

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Community Aftercare

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Community Services

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Community Aftercare

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Community Services

This program is offered at JHSWW Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph offices. It provides assistance to people wishing to re-integrate into the community successfully. The aftercare program provides referrals to community resources such as social assistance, employment services, housing registries, food banks, mental health services and addiction treatment programs. The JHSWW Aftercare Coordinator provides one to one counselling, utilizing a cognitive-behavioural approach to alleviate criminogenic thinking and support clients with pro-social goals. Participation is voluntary. Funding is provided by local United Ways. The Program also includes assistant with records suspensions and US Waivers for a fee.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Guelph Branch Office
85 Westmount Rd.
Guelph, ON
N1H 5J2

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Community Aftercare

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Community Services

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Community Aftercare

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Community Services

This program is offered at JHSWW Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph offices. It provides assistance to people wishing to re-integrate into the community successfully. The aftercare program provides referrals to community resources such as social assistance, employment services, housing registries, food banks, mental health services and addiction treatment programs. The JHSWW Aftercare Coordinator provides one to one counselling, utilizing a cognitive-behavioural approach to alleviate criminogenic thinking and support clients with pro-social goals. Participation is voluntary. Funding is provided by local United Ways. The Program also includes assistant with records suspensions and US Waivers for a fee.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Community Alternative for School Suspension

Durham Region / Youth / Education and Employment

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Community Alternative for School Suspension

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

Part of a Safe Schools initiative to provide programming for suspended and expelled students in Clarington to effectively utilize their time to participate in academics, community involvement and life skills development. School Boards provide teaching staff to ensure academic progress while programming staff deliver life skills workshops and community involvement initiatives that help to address some of the barriers to promote a successful return to school. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Clarington Office and Firehouse Youth Centre
132 Church St.
Bowmanville, ON
L1C 1T5

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Community Based Youth Justice Section 23 (CBYJ)

Niagara | Youth | Justice Services

Grade 6-8 students who have demonstrated emerging behaviours in the classroom and/or community that require Youth Justice involvement. Students demonstrate one of the following: Severe behaviour resulting in school exclusion, history of severe childhood trauma, single to multiple learning challenges and single to multiple mental health challenges with the trauma.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Community Case Management and Supervision (CCMS) Program

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) implemented a national Community Case Management and Supervision (CCMS) Program, in partnership with the John Howard Society of Canada, to provide an alternative to detention for those who would otherwise be detained in custody awaiting the resolution of their immigration issues. The John Howard Society offices across the country are participating in this national program. The John Howard Society of London and District is one of the affiliates in Ontario that established the CCMS Program. The program offers intensive community supervision and case management services to eligible individuals so they can be safely supervised in the community.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Community Education

Sarnia Lambton / Adult / Education and Employment

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Community Education

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Education and Employment

Since its inception in 1949, JHS has provided the community with an understanding of the work of the Society and its philosophy by sharing information in schools, at local community agencies, to citizen groups (e.g. service clubs), to the media, etc. This service is offered on an ad hoc basis and upon invitation from various groups. This is not a funded service.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Community Education

Simcoe and Muskoka / Adult / Education and Employment

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Community Education

Simcoe and Muskoka | Adult | Education and Employment

Since its inception in 1998, JHS has provided the community with an understanding of the work of the Society and its philosophy by sharing information in schools, at local community agencies, to citizen groups (e.g. service clubs), to the media, etc. This service is offered on an ad hoc basis and upon invitation from various groups. This is not a funded service.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Main Office
80 Bradford St. – Unit 336
Barrie, ON
L4N 6S7

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Community Education Program

Hamilton Area / Adult / Education and Employment

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Community Education Program

Hamilton Area | Adult | Education and Employment

Provides the community with a balanced approach to information regarding crime, crime trends, and statistics, and the impact of crime on Hamilton and its citizens. The agency presents a realistic view of crime and its impact through appearances at seminars, speaking engagements, presentations, and various media contacts.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Community Education Program

London and District / Adult / Education and Employment

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Community Education Program

London and District | Adult | Education and Employment

The John Howard Society of London and District works closely with other community and coalition groups to educate and involve more people in understanding the social justice issues affecting John Howard Society clients. The John Howard Society’s workers provide information on our services and programs as well as the criminal justice system and its impact on individuals and the community. The Society provides speakers to schools, churches, service clubs and community organizations.
Contact our office at 519-438-4168 or jhslondon@execulink.com to arrange for a speaker.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Community Employment Resource Centre

Ottawa / Youth / Education and Employment

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Community Employment Resource Centre

Ottawa | Youth | Education and Employment

The Community Employment Resource Centre, through the Employment Service program, assists individuals to access training, and prepare for, find and maintain employment, as well as providing assistance to employers to find and hire qualified employees. The Resource room offers a welcoming environment for individuals providing information, resources and 11 computers available for public use.
Services provided:
• The Employment Service offers a range of services, tailored to meet individual needs, including: Information and Resource Services, employment planning and preparation, and job search and placement support.Services for Job Seekers:
• Individual employment counselling
• Access to subsidized placement
• Career interest assessments
• Interview preparation and job search support
• Résumé development
• Workshops
• Job Fairs
• Summer jobs for students (April to end of August).
Available resources include:
• Job postings
• State of the art computers with high speed Internet access
• Fax machines and printers
• Telephones
• Business directories, newspapers and journals
• Training opportunities and labour market information
• Apprenticeship, education and career information
• Information on a wide variety of community resources.
Employer services:
• Pre-screening and referring candidates for hire
• Posting job openings
• Providing training subsidies for eligible new hires
• Hosting Hiring and Job Fairs
• Subsidies for hiring summer students.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Community Employment Resource Centre

Ottawa / Adult / Education and Employment

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Community Employment Resource Centre

Ottawa | Adult | Education and Employment

The Community Employment Resource Centre, through the Employment Service program, assists individuals of all ages to access training; prepare for, find and maintain employment; and provides assistance to help employers find and hire qualified employees. The Resource room offers a welcoming environment for individuals providing information, resources and 14 computers available for public use. The Centre provides free employment services and programs to job seekers in the west end of Ottawa.
The Employment Service offers a range of services, tailored to meet individual needs, including: information and resource services, employment planning and preparation, and job search and placement support.
Services for job seekers:
• Individual employment counselling
• Access to subsidized placement
• Career interest assessments
• Interview preparation and job search support
• Résumé development
• Workshops (social media, smart serve, Next Chapter etc.)
• Job Fairs
• Referral to Ministry delivered programs such as Second Career and Job Creation Partnership • Youth Job Link Program geared towards assisting youth between the ages of 15-29 with employment workshops and resource and information support
Available resources:
• Job postings
• State of the art computers with high speed Internet access
• Fax machines and printers
• Telephones
• Business directories, newspapers and journals
• Training opportunities and labour market information
• Apprenticeship, education and career information
• Information on a wide variety of community resources
Employer services:
• Pre-screening and referring candidates for hire
• Posting job openings
• Providing training subsidies for eligible new hires
• Hosting Hiring and Job Fairs
• Subsidies for hiring youth with no work experience all year round
Canada Ontario Job Grant
• Provides an opportunity for employers to invest in skills training for employees
• Improves employee retention and creates opportunities for advancement
• Provides up to $10,000 government support for training, with employers contributing only 0ne-third of the total costs. Additional incentives available for small businesses
Referral source/information for clients to become involved:
• Walk-In service for employment needs – clients can register online for a variety of workshops or call to register
• Outreach services available at our Hire Power Employment Services program at 550 Old St. Patrick Street
This Employment Ontario program is funded by the Government of Ontario and in part by the Government of Canada.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Community Integration

Windsor and Essex County / Adult / Community Services

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Community Integration

Windsor and Essex County | Adult | Community Services

Staff will provide clients with counselling and a range of support and referral services upon their release from provincial and federal institutions.

John Howard Society of Windsor-Essex County: Main Office
275 Oak St.
Windsor, ON
N9A 5E5

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Community Maintenance Program

Ottawa / Adult / Justice Services

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Community Maintenance Program

Ottawa | Adult | Justice Services

This is a Correctional Service of Canada Core Program. Its focus is on relapse prevention and it is offered in a group setting in partnership with the Ottawa Parole Office and JHS. It is open to male federal parolees in the Ottawa area in order to provide a continuum of service, from the institution to the community, for those who have completed a core CSC program while incarcerated. Offered at the main site of JHS, it consists of one session offered for 2 hours each week. Generally the program runs for 12 weeks, though it can be reduced to 6 sessions in total for lower risk/needs clients. Participants can take up to 16 hours of programming. Eligibility is based on CSC programs taken while incarcerated. Bus tickets are provided and light refreshments are available. Participation is mandatory. Funding for this program is provided by the Correctional Service of Canada.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Community Maintenance Program/Sex Offender (CMP-SO)

London and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Community Maintenance Program/Sex Offender (CMP-SO)

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The CMP-SO Program is an extension of the Integrated Correctional Program Model (ICPM). The CMP-Sex Offender Program targets men who have been assessed as having a risk of reoffending sexually. The program consists of 12 groups as well as individual sessions.
Each group session is two hours long. The program is designed to teach participants the skills required to reduce risky sexual and harmful behaviours. It also helps participants address their attitudes and beliefs using cognitive behavioural skills. Participants are able to reconsider ways to manage behaviours and develop interpersonal, communication and coping skills.

This program is funded by Correctional Service Canada. Referrals are received from Correctional Services Canada only.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Community Presentations and Education

Sudbury / Adult / Education and Employment

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Community Presentations and Education

Sudbury | Adult | Education and Employment

This service includes the provision of JHS speakers to elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, institutions, service clubs and church groups. Topics vary in accordance with the specific needs and interests of the audience.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Community Reintegration: Crisis Intervention

Ottawa | Adult | Justice Services

The purpose of this program is to connect individuals at various stages of reintegration with needed supports and services. The program assists those in conflict with the law, or at risk of coming into conflict with the law, as well as any members of the community who find themselves in a crisis situation. The program helps clients address financial, housing, treatment, and employment needs; and, provides advocacy and support in crisis situations through referral and follow-up with social services, shelters, landlords, employment and training programs, and treatment resources.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Sarnia Lambton / Adult / Justice Services

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Justice Services

This program is open to adults in Lambton County who have been sentenced by the Court to perform community service hours. The program strives to provide a safe and considerate environment with proper supervision and motivation to aid clients in completing their sentence requirements. Placement facilities are located throughout the City of Sarnia and Lambton County, including First Nations Territories, and in partnership with numerous community partners who provide both placement opportunities as well as supervision. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Justice Services

This program responds to a need for alternative sentencing options for those charged with non-violent offences. It is open to anyone over the age of 18 who have been ordered to perform community service hours by the courts. The intent of the program is to provide an opportunity to repair the damage, while allowing participants to enhance their skills, through participating in work placements at non-profit agencies. Alternative community-based projects may be considered and approved by the JHS staff to accommodate a client’s needs while promoting the successful completion of the program. JHS staff also provide participants with referrals to other organizations, when needed for short-term counselling, as it pertains to their successful placement with an agency. This program is funded by the Ministry of Solicitor General.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Sudbury | Adult | Justice Services

This program assists adult men and women who receive community service as a disposition from the courts to complete hours mandated by the court. The program operates at JHS’ main office site for 16.5 hours per week. Each participant completes an intake assessment and services are provided on a one on one basis. Placement organizations are located in the City of Greater Sudbury and include non-profit agencies, individuals who are older adults or physically challenged, and charitable groups such as churches. The JHS coordinator works with and supervises the client to insure that s/he completes their hours in a placement that is suitable and provides the participant and the agency with a meaningful experience. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Thunder Bay / Adult / Justice Services

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Thunder Bay | Adult | Justice Services

The Community Service Order Program (CSO) is a community based sentencing alternative that allows individuals to make a positive contribution to the community by performing volunteer community work, at a non-profit organization

John Howard Society of Thunder Bay: Main Office
315 S. Syndicate Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 1E2

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Justice Services

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Justice Services

As a probation order or as a conditional sentence, judges may order individuals to perform a specified number of hours of volunteer work in the community, at charitable organizations. JHSWW oversees the completion of these community work orders by setting up work placements, providing support to participating community agencies, and by verifying that the work order has been completed satisfactorily. JHSWW provides this program in both Kitchener and Cambridge. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Justice Services

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Justice Services

As a probation order or as a conditional sentence, judges may order individuals to perform a specified number of hours of volunteer work in the community, at charitable organizations. JHSWW oversees the completion of these community work orders by setting up work placements, providing support to participating community agencies, and by verifying that the work order has been completed satisfactorily. JHSWW provides this program in both Kitchener and Cambridge. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Cambridge Branch Office
40 Ainslie St S
Cambridge, ON
N1R 3K1

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Justice Services

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Justice Services

The Community Service Order Program works in partnerships with a number of organizations and agencies in the City of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton County. Adult clients are court ordered, and monitored, to complete a certain number of community service hours which must be completed for non-profit or charitable organizations

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Main Office
22 Peel Street
Lindsay, ON
K9V 3LN

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Community Service Order Program (CSO)

Niagara | Adult | Justice Services

Open to individuals 18+ who are sentenced to complete community service hours as a condition to their probation order. The main goals are to successfully complete a specified number of community service hours as mandated by the courts and to match each client with a work placement to ensure a positive outcome. Case management services are also offered through this program which runs 35 hours per week. Minimum requirements are specified on each client’s probation order. All services and supports are provided on a one to one basis and all participation is mandated by the Court.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Bail & Community Justice Programs
4300 Drummond Rd.
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E6C3

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Community Services

Peel Region and Area / Adult / Community Services

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Community Services

Peel Region and Area | Adult | Community Services

The Community Services program is voluntary and open to both males and females, adults and youth, who are in crisis and facing on-going challenges with housing, poverty, addiction, mental health, criminal justice, relationships or self-management. The program’s goal is to provide counselling, support, advocacy and referrals to assist clients in achieving their identified personal goals. There is no wait list; however, clients are encouraged to make and keep appointments although they may be seen on a first come, first served basis. Services are available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. All individuals seeking services are provided with a confidential interview whether by scheduled appointment or by “walking-in.” Collect phone calls from institutions are accepted but not for the purposes of third party calls. The Program is delivered out of locations in Brampton, Milton, and Orangeville.
Community Services interventions, for all locations, may include transportation assistance, housing help, life skills programming, income tax supports and free access to computers, phones, and fax machines. In Peel, the funding for Community Services is provided by the Peel United Way, which is renewed annually. Both Brampton and Mississauga locations, in partnership with the Region of Peel, act as Needle Exchange sites, plus both Peel locations have available to clients the Voice Mail Program. Community Services in Halton are funded in part by Milton United Way. The Halton location offers a Substance Use Prevention Program (for youth).
Dufferin also makes available the Dufferin Housing Help Center which maintains a housing registry to assist individuals in securing affordable accommodation that exists in the private rental market. Housing search resource area with internet, telephone and fax is provided. Counsellors are available to support clients through the process. Landlords are provided with free listing service to post rental vacancies and to connect to suitable tenants. This service is available on-line at dufferinhousinghelp.com or by contacting the Orangeville location.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Brampton Branch Office
44 Queen St. E.
Brampton, ON
L6V 1A2

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Community Services

Peel Region and Area / Youth / Community Services

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Community Services

Peel Region and Area | Youth | Community Services

The Community Services program is voluntary and open to both males and females, adults and youth, who are in crisis and facing on-going challenges with housing, poverty, addiction, mental health, criminal justice, relationships or self-management. The program’s goal is to provide counselling, support, advocacy and referrals to assist clients in achieving their identified personal goals. There is no wait list; however, clients are encouraged to make and keep appointments although they may be seen on a first come, first served basis. Services are available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. All individuals seeking services are provided with a confidential interview whether by scheduled appointment or by “walking-in.” Collect phone calls from institutions are accepted but not for the purposes of third party calls. The Program is delivered out of locations in Brampton, Milton, and Orangeville.
Community Services interventions, for all locations, may include transportation assistance, housing help, life skills programming, income tax supports and free access to computers, phones, and fax machines. In Peel, the funding for Community Services is provided by the Peel United Way, which is renewed annually. Both Brampton and Mississauga locations, in partnership with the Region of Peel, act as Needle Exchange sites, plus both Peel locations have available to clients the Voice Mail Program. Community Services in Halton are funded in part by Milton United Way. The Halton location offers a Substance Use Prevention Program (for youth).
Dufferin also makes available the Dufferin Housing Help Center which maintains a housing registry to assist individuals in securing affordable accommodation that exists in the private rental market. Housing search resource area with internet, telephone and fax is provided. Counsellors are available to support clients through the process. Landlords are provided with free listing service to post rental vacancies and to connect to suitable tenants. This service is available on-line at dufferinhousinghelp.com or by contacting the Orangeville location.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Brampton Branch Office
44 Queen St. E.
Brampton, ON
L6V 1A2

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Community Services

Kingston and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Community Services

Kingston and District | Adult | Justice Services

Intake/outreach program responds to the pre-release planning and post-release needs of ex-prisoners as they re-enter the community after a period of imprisonment. Seeks to address the impact of poverty, isolation, and criminalization through a variety of assistance. Supports include: reintegration counselling, practial support, referrals, assistance with OW and access to emergency shelters, meal programs, food banks, clothing, bedding, furniture, and other items of daily living.

John Howard Society of Kingston & District: Main Office
771 Montreal Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 3J4

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Community Services

Kingston and District / Youth / Justice Services

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Community Services

Kingston and District | Youth | Justice Services

Intake/outreach program responds to the pre-release planning and post-release needs of ex-prisoners as they re-enter the community after a period of imprisonment. Seeks to address the impact of poverty, isolation, and criminalization through a variety of assistance. Supports include: reintegration counselling, practial support, referrals, assistance with OW and access to emergency shelters, meal programs, food banks, clothing, bedding, furniture, and other items of daily living.

John Howard Society of Kingston & District: Main Office
771 Montreal Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 3J4

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Core Services

Belleville and District / Adult / Community Services

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Core Services

Belleville and District | Adult | Community Services

The agency offers one-on-one counselling, case management, advocacy, and referrals. The services are available to adults who are involved in the criminal justice system and who require assistance to realize their personal goals. One hour sessions are provided as needed, following the completion of an initial intake assessment. Participation is voluntary, though some are directed by an Ontario Works worker or probation officer to attend. It is offered as a core service and funded by donations.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Counselling

Belleville and District / Adult / Community Services

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Counselling

Belleville and District | Adult | Community Services

Short-term solution focused counselling and court assistance is available to youth and adults.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Counselling (Youth)

Belleville and District / Youth / Community Services

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Counselling (Youth)

Belleville and District | Youth | Community Services

Short-term solution focused counselling and court assistance is available to youth and adults.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Counselling Program

London and District / Adult / Community Services

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Counselling Program

London and District | Adult | Community Services

Counselling is provided to individuals who are involved, or are at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system and their respective families. The John Howard Society of London and District offers short- and long-term counselling services. Counselling services are offered in-person, or remotely.
The length and frequency of the counselling sessions varies based on clients’ needs and progress. Social workers engage the client in a therapeutic relationship to assess risk and needs and to develop an intervention plan. Clients are assisted in solving problems and developing new coping skills.
Referrals are accepted from all sources including self-referrals. Counselling services are provided at no cost. The program is funded by United Way Elgin Middlesex.
Please contact our office at 519-438-4168 for more information or to schedule an intake.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Counselling Services (Youth)

Durham Region / Youth / Community Services

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Counselling Services (Youth)

Durham Region | Youth | Community Services

Continuous intake is provided for individual support counselling in the areas of stress, conflict, communication, parenting, substance use, relationships, grief and loss. Services are available at all of our office locations in Durham, accessible by an initial phone call to schedule an intake appointment. Funding is provided by United Way Durham Region.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Crisis Intervention

Ottawa / Adult / Justice Services

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Crisis Intervention

Ottawa | Adult | Justice Services

In response to a need identified by JHS to provide crisis intervention services for those being released from custody without support, this service, offered daily (8:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday), is open to anyone in the Ottawa area that is in crisis. However, the majority of the clients served have been involved with the criminal justice system and face housing, addiction, and mental health issues. The goals of the program are to respond directly to the client’s presenting need (i.e. food, shelter, transportation, financial, housing, mental health, emotional needs), supporting them through their crisis and then motivating them to address identified core issues through treatment or other interventions on an individual basis. In some cases, bus tickets and taxi chits are issued. Light refreshments are also available and clients are both voluntary and mandated. In addition, condoms are available as are referrals to other community programs or services and advocacy with the Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works when needed. This program is funded by United Way and is renewed annually. It has been running for 8 years and it is anticipated to continue.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Crossroads Day Reporting Centre (CDRC)

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and John Howard Society of Toronto have a partnership through the development of the Crossroads Day Reporting Centre (CDRC). The CDRC represents a critical component in the continuum of care within the context of community based corrections consistent with objectives related to a safer community and enhanced offender reintegration.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Crossroads Program

Toronto / Adult / Justice Services

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Crossroads Program

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

Walter Huculak House – known as the Crossroads Program is a community residential facility for federally sentenced adult males on a supervised release from a federal institution. The paramount goal of this program is to increase public safety by assisting with the successful reintegration of these clients.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Crossroads Youth Program (CYP)

Toronto / Youth / Justice Services

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Crossroads Youth Program (CYP)

Toronto | Youth | Justice Services

In partnership with the National African Integration and Families Association (NAIFA) this program provides coordinated and integrated support services focused on preventing youth from engaging in criminal behaviours. CYP is an African-Caribbean youth centered program for those aged 16 years and older whom are at risk of becoming engaged in pro-criminal behaviours. Through individualized case management and group programming youth have access to positive social and personal development opportunities. Culturally specific programming is incorporated to reduce the over-representation of Toronto’s most marginalized youth. Support is also provided to families and communities that are impacted by youth violence.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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CSI (Counselling, Support, and Intervention)

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

The Counselling, Support, and Intervention Program provides individualized supportive counselling to participants of the Direct Accountability Program. Referrals are accepted from the Community Justice Worker only. This program is for individuals who have been identified as benefiting from one-to-one support. The Program involves completing up to three (3) one (1) hour individual sessions during which participants receive immediate crisis support and referrals.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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CSI Program

York Region / Adult / Justice Services

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CSI Program

York Region | Adult | Justice Services

The Counselling, Support, and Intervention (CSI) Program provides individualized supportive counselling to participants of the Direct Accountability Program (DAP). The CSI Program involves completing up to 3, 1-hour individual sessions during which participants may: receive crisis support and referrals; obtain assistance with housing and employment issues; learn budgeting and money management skills; address healthy boundaries and communication; practise problem solving techniques; explore healthy lifestyle and leisure pursuits; and learn stress reduction strategies.

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Dads Aiming for Direction and Support (D.A.D.S.)

Durham Region | Adult | Family

A 25 hour facilitated, educational and peer supported program for dads experiencing separation or divorce to expand their support network, strengthen relationships with their children, and develop healthy interpersonal, parenting and co-operative parenting skills. Clients talk to our program support staff for pre-screening followed by an appointment with a counselor for assessment and goal setting. Clients are referred by various community services such as: lawyers, courts, probation, employers, child protection workers, medical and social service workers, mental health workers, self, family or friends. Funding is provided by the United Way.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

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DAP (Direct Accountability Program)

Toronto / Adult / Justice Services

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DAP (Direct Accountability Program)

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

This program provides adults charged with mostly minor first time criminal offence(s) with an alternative to the formal court process. Individuals charged are still held accountable for their actions by completing community based sanctions. Upon successfully satisfying the program, through the options of charitable donations, volunteer community work, participating in workshops or programs, the charge(s) against the individual are withdrawn by the court. We offer this service at the Metro North Courthouse and the Metro West Provincial Court.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Direct Accountability

Durham Region / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability

Durham Region | Adult | Justice Services

The Direct Accountability runs out of the Oshawa Courthouse and is an alternative to formal prosecution for adults 18 and over who have been charged with a minor criminal offence. Individuals willing to accept responsibility for the actions that lead to the charge complete an assigned sanction within an agreed upon time period. Sanctions may include restitution, community service work, charitable donations, attending a program, writing a letter of apology or agreeing to a peace bond. Programming options include Anger and Substance Abuse Prevention and Stop-Shop-Theft programs. Funding is provided by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

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Direct Accountability

Hamilton Area / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability

Hamilton Area | Adult | Justice Services

Includes two service components: Community Justice Worker and Programming Options. The CJW works with the Crown and the offender to determine, implement, and monitor alternative sanctions. Programming Options are educational and informative in nature adn include: Alcohol and drug awareness, Anger management, and Stop Shop Theft

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Direct Accountability

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Justice Services

A court-referred post-charge provincial diversion program for adults offering individuals charged with specific offences an opportunity to participate in alternate sanctions.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Main Office
22 Peel Street
Lindsay, ON
K9V 3LN

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Direct Accountability

Niagara / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability

Niagara | Adult | Justice Services

The Direct Accountability program is an alternative to prosecution for eligible individuals 18 year or older who have been charged with minor criminal offences. The program involves accused persons being held accountable through community-based sanctions. Some of the sanctions available through the DAP include: restitution, an apology letter, volunteer work, charitable donations, peace bond, and forfeiture of sized property. The accused may also be sanctioned to attend an educational program at JHSoN, such as Anger Manager, Alcohol and Drug Awareness, or Stop Shop Theft. The main goals of the program are to reduce the number of individuals remanded to court, to reduce court costs for trial dates, and to give clients the opportunity to have their charges withdrawn. Initial intakes are completed at the St. Catharines or Welland courthouses or at the JHS office. The Crown Attorney’s office does the screening for each client prior to their first court date and prior to referring them to JHS. Though clients are referred by the courts, individuals may choose whether or not to participate in the program. Funding is provided only by the service fees collected from participants. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Attorney General.

St. Catherines Courthouse
59 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON
L2R7N8

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Direct Accountability

Niagara / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability

Niagara | Adult | Justice Services

The Direct Accountability program is an alternative to prosecution for eligible individuals 18 year or older who have been charged with minor criminal offences. The program involves accused persons being held accountable through community-based sanctions. Some of the sanctions available through the DAP include: restitution, an apology letter, volunteer work, charitable donations, peace bond, and forfeiture of sized property. The accused may also be sanctioned to attend an educational program at JHSoN, such as Anger Manager, Alcohol and Drug Awareness, or Stop Shop Theft. The main goals of the program are to reduce the number of individuals remanded to court, to reduce court costs for trial dates, and to give clients the opportunity to have their charges withdrawn. Initial intakes are completed at the St. Catharines or Welland courthouses or at the JHS office. The Crown Attorney’s office does the screening for each client prior to their first court date and prior to referring them to JHS. Though clients are referred by the courts, individuals may choose whether or not to participate in the program. Funding is provided only by the service fees collected from participants. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Welland Branch Office
225 E Main St.
Welland, ON
L3B3W7

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Direct Accountability Program

The direct accountability program is an alternative to prosecution for eligible individuals over the age of 18 who have been charged with minor criminal offences. The program involves accused persons being held accountable through community-based sanctions. Individuals referred to the direct accountability programming options have been assessed as being able to benefit from an opportunity to address the problematic thinking, feelings and behaviour that has led to their involvement with the criminal justice system.
Participants must have been screened by the Crown as eligible to participate in the direct accountability program, and have been assessed as appropriate for one of the program options by the Direct Accountability Worker at the court. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Halton Office
193 Main St. E.
Milton, ON
L9T 1N7

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Direct Accountability Program

London and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability Program

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The Direct Accountability Program is an alternative to prosecution for eligible individuals over the age of 18 who have been charged with minor criminal offences. The program involves accused persons being held accountable through community-based sanctions. Referrals are received from the Crown office.
The five programs held at the John Howard Society are: Stop Shop Theft Program, Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program, Anger Management Program, Anger and Substance Awareness Program, and Counselling, Support, and Intervention Program (“CSI”).
Individuals referred to these programs have been assessed to benefit from an opportunity to address the problematic thinking, feelings and behaviour that has led to their involvement with the criminal justice system.
This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Justice Services

This is a diversion program that reduces court time and criminal records for adults. The Crown reviews the charge, screens it for the program, and notifies the accused during court. The accused then meets with a JHS Worker who explains the program, discusses a sanction, and determines eligibility. To be considered for the program an individual must be willing to •accept responsibility for actions that led to the charge; •make amends for their offence through an assigned sanction; •complete an agreement, which outlines the sanctions to be met. If the person successfully completes the assigned sanction, the person will not have a criminal conviction registered. Sanctions can include community service; restitution; charitable donations; or attendance at our Anger and Substance Awareness Program. This program explores anger and substances, their effects on the mind and body, the costs/benefits of substance use, the benefits of change, and treatment options. The program is funded by MAG.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Belleville and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Belleville and District | Adult | Justice Services

For adults 18 years and older. DAP is an alternative to prosecution for eligible individuals who have been charged with minor criminal offences. The person needs to accept responsibility and complete a community-based sanction. The Stop, Shop Theft program is offered as a possible sanction and delivered six times a year. The program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Sudbury / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Sudbury | Adult | Justice Services

The Crown Attorney will notify the accused on, or before, their first court appearance if they are considered eligible. The accused then meets with the Direct Accountability Coordinator who explains the details of the program and the sanction(s) assigned by the Crown and determines if the individual meets the requirements of the program.
Individuals can also ask their Counsel or Duty Counsel about their eligibility. Participants should ask for legal advice from Counsel about their rights, the benefits of the program and the legal implications of their participation in the program. To be considered for the program an individual must:
• Be willing to accept responsibility for actions that led to the charge;
• Be willing to make amends for their offence through an assigned task or “sanction”;
• Complete an agreement, which outlines the terms of sanctions to be met.

The Direct Accountability Coordinator will meet with the individual to determine their ability and willingness to make reparation for the offence and their suitability and motivation to complete the assigned sanction(s). The Direct Accountability Coordinator will set a time limit for the completion of the agreed upon sanction(s). Funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Thunder Bay / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Thunder Bay | Adult | Justice Services

The Direct Accountability Program is an alternative to prosecution for adults 18 years and older who have been charged with minor criminal offences. The program involves accused persons being held accountable through relevant and meaningful community based sanctions.

John Howard Society of Thunder Bay: Main Office
315 S. Syndicate Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 1E2

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Justice Services

This program allows adults charged with minor criminal offences in Provincial Court an opportunity to repair harm and address root causes of their crime. Upon successful completion, the charges are withdrawn. Unsuccessful cases go through the normal court process. This program clears court time by diverting those charges with minor offences and by reducing the number of court appearances. All referrals must be approved by the Crown Attorney.
Participants meet with the JHSWW Coordinator to establish a plan of action that will allow the person to be accountable for their actions without appearing before a judge. Examples of suitable plans might be to make a donation to a charity, complete volunteer service hours or attend counselling, treatment or a workshop to gain skills and information that will reduce the likelihood of the person engaging in the behaviour again. Workshops JHSWW provides for the Direct Accountability program are: Substance Use Awareness (Kitchener), Anger Management (Kitchener), Anger & Substance Awareness (Guelph), and Stop Shop Theft (Guelph). Funding is provided by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Justice Services

This program allows adults charged with minor criminal offences in Provincial Court an opportunity to repair harm and address root causes of their crime. Upon successful completion, the charges are withdrawn. Unsuccessful cases go through the normal court process. This program clears court time by diverting those charges with minor offences and by reducing the number of court appearances. All referrals must be approved by the Crown Attorney.
Participants meet with the JHSWW Coordinator to establish a plan of action that will allow the person to be accountable for their actions without appearing before a judge. Examples of suitable plans might be to make a donation to a charity, complete volunteer service hours or attend counselling, treatment or a workshop to gain skills and information that will reduce the likelihood of the person engaging in the behaviour again. Workshops JHSWW provides for the Direct Accountability program are: Substance Use Awareness (Kitchener), Anger Management (Kitchener), Anger & Substance Awareness (Guelph), and Stop Shop Theft (Guelph). Funding is provided by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Guelph Branch Office
85 Westmount Rd.
Guelph, ON
N1H 5J2

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

York Region / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Accountability Program (DAP)

York Region | Adult | Justice Services

The Direct Accountability Program is an alternative to formal prosecution for people who have been charged with certain minor criminal offences. The program involves accused persons being held accountable through community-based sanctions. Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

John Howard Society of York Region: Newmarket
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Direct Service

Sudbury / Adult / Justice Services

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Direct Service

Sudbury | Adult | Justice Services

Since its inception in 1960, JHS has been offering this core service. It is open to individuals who are or who have been in conflict with the law. Support is also available to family members, friends and loved ones who have been impacted by their loved one’s criminal justice system involvement. This program is offered on site at the JHS office (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm and some evenings) and provides support and counselling services. Each participant completes an intake assessment at their first meeting. All participation is voluntary and sometimes transportation assistance maybe available for those needing to conduct employment searches. Funding for the program is provided by the United Way of Sudbury and Nipissing Districts, through Bingo fundraisers and financial donations from individuals, community businesses and private foundations.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Diversion Progrraming

Ottawa / Youth / Justice Services

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Diversion Progrraming

Ottawa | Youth | Justice Services

This programming is provided in partnership with the Ottawa Community Youth Diversion Program, operated through the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. Gender-specific groups and individual counselling focusing on peer influences and healthy relationships, and the role of thoughts and thinking in risky and criminal behaviour, support youth ages 12 to 17 in being accountable for actions that have brought them to the attention of police and the courts.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Domestic Violence program

Sudbury / Adult / Community Services

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Domestic Violence program

Sudbury | Adult | Community Services

This program is a joint partnership, led by the John Howard Society of Sudbury. The partners are the Sudbury Counselling Centre, Sudbury Women’s Centre, Sudbury and Area Victim Services, Sudbury-Manitoulin Children’s Aid Society and the Greater Sudbury Police Services. This service includes group and individual counselling for the perpetrators of domestic violence as well as ongoing follow up support for the adult victims of domestic violence. The perpetrators can enter the program at any stage of the criminal justice continuum. It is not a PAR [Partner Assault Response] program. Funding for the program is provided by the United Way of Sudbury and Nipissing Districts, the John Howard Society of Sudbury and associated partners.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Donald G. Evans Residence (DGER)

Toronto / Adult / Justice Services

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Donald G. Evans Residence (DGER)

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

Donald G. Evans Residence (DGER) is a community residential facility for federally sentenced adult males on a supervised release from a federal institution. The paramount goal of this program is to increase public safety by assisting with the successful reintegration of these clients.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program

Belleville and District / Youth / Community Services

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Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program

Belleville and District | Youth | Community Services

This three-session program provides individual intervention for both drug and alcohol issues for high school students under suspension for problems in these areas. The first session involves an initial risk assessment on the background of the student as well as on the action, which brought the student under suspension. The second session focuses on the consequences related to the usage of drugs. Further, the last session highlights the psychological and physiological impact of certain drugs, as well as the effects of alcohol use. Homework is assigned to students as an additional component of the program. Funded by private donations.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program (DAAP)

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

The DAAP program will provide awareness and reintegration planning to clients who have identified substance use issues and have expressed a desire to work towards making personal changes. An institutional worker from John Howard Society Toronto will facilitate DAAP programming at TSDC to assist those who are seeking help and developing supports related to substance use concerns. John Howard Society Toronto can assist you to develop a customized reintegration plan that will help to identify resources and supports that you may need upon your release.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Educational Presentations and Programs

Windsor and Essex County / Youth / Education and Employment

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Educational Presentations and Programs

Windsor and Essex County | Youth | Education and Employment

Group programs and presentations are offered to elementary and secondary schools in the Windsor-Essex area which address anger management, domestic violence, shoplifting, bullying-R.E.V.I.S.E. (Reduce Violence in the School Environment), drugs and alcohol, and vandalism -R.E.C.A.P. (Reducing Crime Against Property).

John Howard Society of Windsor-Essex County: Main Office
275 Oak St.
Windsor, ON
N9A 5E5

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Employment

Niagara / Adult / Education and Employment

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Employment

Niagara | Adult | Education and Employment

Employment Ontario Services funded through Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Assistance offered is Resource and Information, Client Service Planning and Coordinator, Job Matching and Placement Incentives, Second Career, Targeted Initiative for Older Workers, Ontario Works – Kitchen Prep, Canada-Ontario Job Grant, and Ontario Works –Starting towards Employment Program.
We offer seminars, skill building workshops, training, certification opportunities and job search expertise to people of all ages, at no cost. Participants are provided with several provincially recognized certifications including Food Safety, Smart Serve, Service Excellence, and Worker health and Safety Awareness. This also includes training on jobs searching employer expectations and job maintenance.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Employment

Ottawa / Adult / Education and Employment

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Employment

Ottawa | Adult | Education and Employment

Our Employment Programs provide individuals with assistance to prepare for, find, and keep employment. Both the Community Employment Resource Centre and Hire Power programs offer individualized, goal-oriented assistance along with workshops on various topics, including resume writing, job search/networking, interview skills, shining on the job, apprenticeship, and trades. Smart Serve and WHMIS workshops provide certification, and are also available on-line. Workshops are offered in the community, schools and on-site. In addition, employers are assisted with their hiring needs throughout the year with job fairs, pre-screening of applicants, access to training incentives and one on one support to job seeker and employer.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Employment Ontario – Employement Services

Niagara / Youth / Education and Employment

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Employment Ontario – Employement Services

Niagara | Youth | Education and Employment

Our highly trained and skilled staff offers valuable assistance to those looking to expand their skills or wanting to improve their employment prospects. We offer seminars, skill building workshops, training, and certification opportunities.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Fort Erie Branch Office
469 Central Ave.
Fort Erie, ON
L2A3T8

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Employment Ontario – Employement Services

Niagara / Youth / Education and Employment

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Employment Ontario – Employement Services

Niagara | Youth | Education and Employment

Our highly trained and skilled staff offers valuable assistance to those looking to expand their skills or wanting to improve their employment prospects. We offer seminars, skill building workshops, training, and certification opportunities.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Welland Branch Office
225 E Main St.
Welland, ON
L3B3W7

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Employment Resource Centre

Durham Region / Adult / Education and Employment

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Employment Resource Centre

Durham Region | Adult | Education and Employment

Resource and Information services are open to the community at large regardless of employment status:
• A current job board with various employment opportunities
• Computer access with high-speed internet and Wi-FiFax, printer and photocopier services
• Telephone service
• Access to current labour market information
• Virtual job board Funding is provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

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Employment Resource Centre

Durham Region / Adult / Education and Employment

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Employment Resource Centre

Durham Region | Adult | Education and Employment

Resource and Information services are open to the community at large regardless of employment status:
• A current job board with various employment opportunities
• Computer access with high-speed internet and Wi-FiFax, printer and photocopier services
• Telephone service
• Access to current labour market information
• Virtual job board Funding is provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

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Employment Resource Centre

Durham Region / Youth / Education and Employment

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Employment Resource Centre

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

Resource and Information services are open to the community at large regardless of employment status.
• A current Job Board with various employment opportunities
• Computers Access with Hi-speed Internet and Wi-Fi
• Fax, Printer and Photocopier Services
• Telephone Service
• Access to Current Labour Market Information
• Virtual Job Board

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Employment Resource Centre

Durham Region / Youth / Education and Employment

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Employment Resource Centre

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

Resource and Information services are open to the community at large regardless of employment status.
• A current Job Board with various employment opportunities
• Computers Access with Hi-speed Internet and Wi-Fi
• Fax, Printer and Photocopier Services
• Telephone Service
• Access to Current Labour Market Information
• Virtual Job Board

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

Employment Services

Peel Region and Area / Adult / Education and Employment

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Employment Services

Peel Region and Area | Adult | Education and Employment

This free program, operating out of the Brampton JHSPHD office at 134 Main Street North, provides employment assistance to all persons who are unemployed or underemployed. Hours of operation are: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with extended hours on Wednesday evenings (5:00 pm to 7:00 pm). The Employment Program provides a range of services and supports ranging from self-directed use of the Resource Centre, to individual, customized employment counselling and supports including subsidized and monitored employment placements. Second Career applications comprise a significant part of the service activity. A component of the program is to work with employers in facilitating the matching with job seekers and with successful job maintenance.
Summer Job Services, a separate component of Employment Services, connects youth returning to school (15 to 24 years of age) with finding summer jobs. It is a subsidized wage program whereby employers receive subsidies to provide summer work to students. Employers and students are matched through the program to maximize the learning and the available funding. Transportation and other financial supports may be provided through this program based on identified individual need. All participation is voluntary. Funding for employment services is provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Brampton Branch Office
44 Queen St. E.
Brampton, ON
L6V 1A2

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Employment Services

Waterloo and Wellington / Youth / Education and Employment

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Employment Services

Waterloo and Wellington | Youth | Education and Employment

Our Employment Resource Centre is an Employment Ontario funded site that provides general community access to employment and community supports to all ages in Cambridge and North Dumfries. As an Employment Ontario site for Cambridge and North Dumfries, community members can access more direct supports beyond those offered in our Employment Resource Centre. Clients requiring more intensive services register with us and have access to one-on-one service with an Employment Counsellor or Job Developer as well as job coaching support services. We will ensure that clients have an attractive and effective résumé for self-marketing and, in some instances, will make the approach to employers on the client’s behalf. We have limited funds to subsidize the training period of some clients as well as money to assist some clients with limited expenses to begin their employment. We also have occasional specialized programs to assist specific populations. For example, Youth Job Connection, Youth Job Connection – Summer and Youth Job Link, programs assisting youth with a continuum of capacities in securing employment.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Employment Services (ES) and Employment Resource Centre

Kingston and District / Adult / Education and Employment

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Employment Services (ES) and Employment Resource Centre

Kingston and District | Adult | Education and Employment

Offers a wide range of voluntary no fee services designed to help youth and adults find and keep jobs. Provides: individual employment counselling, assistance with resume and cover letter writing, aid in addressing pre-employment barriers, interview instruction and practice, referrals to job training and education, employer referrals, development and commitment to an employment action plan, specialized blue collar job search strategies, career counselling, no fee access to computers/internet and job search sites, access to newspapers, fax, and photocopiers.

John Howard Society of Kingston & District: Restart Employment Services
900 Montreal St
Kingston, ON
K7K 3J9

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Employment Services (ES) and Employment Resource Centre

Kingston and District / Youth / Education and Employment

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Employment Services (ES) and Employment Resource Centre

Kingston and District | Youth | Education and Employment

Offers a wide range of voluntary no fee services designed to help youth and adults find and keep jobs. Provides: individual employment counselling, assistance with resume and cover letter writing, aid in addressing pre-employment barriers, interview instruction and practice, referrals to job training and education, employer referrals, development and commitment to an employment action plan, specialized blue collar job search strategies, career counselling, no fee access to computers/internet and job search sites, access to newspapers, fax, and photocopiers.

John Howard Society of Kingston & District: Restart Employment Services
900 Montreal St
Kingston, ON
K7K 3J9

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EMPower Employment Program

London and District / Adult / Education and Employment

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EMPower Employment Program

London and District | Adult | Education and Employment

EMPower is a 24-week employment program offered through the John Howard Society of London and District. The program provides 12-weeks of pre-employment training, followed by a 12-week work placement.
The goal of the program is to help individuals develop job-ready skills through pre-employment training. Following the training, individuals will have an opportunity to apply their new skills in a work setting, while gaining meaningful work experience.
Must be 18 years of age or older and eager to get into the workforce to be eligible. Priority will be given to those from Black, Indigenous, and Newcomer communities as well as individuals who face barriers to employment, including justice involvement.
Contact 226-559-3198 to apply. This program is funded by Canadian Heritage.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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EMPower Program

York Region / Adult / Education and Employment

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EMPower Program

York Region | Adult | Education and Employment

EMPower, our pre-employment program which aims to promote employment and social participation among marginalized communities, has been developed for individuals 18 years and older who identify as Black, Indigenous or Newcomers and who may be justice-involved or at risk of justice involvement. EMPower provides clients with 12-weeks of pre-employment training, followed by a 12-week job placement opportunity. Funding is provided by Canadian Heritage and is available to you at no cost. If you are interested in this program, please contact us as soon as possible to enroll in the next program cohort!

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Extrajudicial Measures

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Measures

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Youth | Justice Services

Mandated alternative to charges and traditional court proceedings for youth who have committed minor offences. Youth are assigned meaningful and relevant consequences through projects, psychoeducational programming, or work in the ommunity. This pre-charge diversion aims to promote accountability and reduce the risk of youth re-offending.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Youth Centre
370 Kent Street – Unit 18
Lindsay, ON
K9V 6GB

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Extrajudicial Measures (EJM)

Peterborough / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Measures (EJM)

Peterborough | Youth | Justice Services

Measures are imposed on a young person (12 to 17 years old) as a pre-charge with the hope of addressing their issues before they have a criminal record. We work closely with officers from the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Services and the Peterborough County OPP. The young person must take responsibility for their actions which may include: Theft under $5000, mischief, possession of narcotics, shoplifting, and minor assault. The young person is referred to the agency by a police officer, who then meets with one of our youth workers to determine the outcome. Outcomes may include: counseling, attending a workshop (shoplifting, Anger Management), a letter of apology, or other work (project/presentation) related to the crime. We also refer to other agencies as necessary. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Youth Justice Branch.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Extrajudicial Measures (EJM)

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Measures (EJM)

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Youth | Justice Services

Low-risk youth 12 to 17 years old (referred by police) who have committed an offence are referred by City Police. After discussing the incident with a counsellor, the youth chooses an appropriate meaningful consequence and within a few weeks reports and verifies its completion. If the youth shows signs of being at higher risk of re-offending, referrals are made to appropriate community resources. We believe in the prevention of crime by providing intervention for individuals who are at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity. The Extra Judicial Measures program allows us to assess the youth for risk factors, then provide or refer them to appropriate community services. There is no funding for this program.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Extrajudicial Measures (EJM)

Sudbury / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Measures (EJM)

Sudbury | Youth | Justice Services

This program provides community-based pre-charge measures, where a young person can be adequately dealt with by police warning, caution, or referral to a community program. Young persons (ages 12 to 17) are eligible if in the following situations:
• Young persons alleged to have committed an offence, who accept responsibility for participation or involvement in the commission of the offence;
• Young persons who have been informed of their rights and consent to participate in an Extrajudicial Measure;
• There is sufficient evidence in the opinion of the police officer to proceed with charge(s) against the young person for the offence, and the prosecution is not in any way barred by law.
Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Extrajudicial Measures and Sanctions (EJM/EJS)

Waterloo and Wellington / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Measures and Sanctions (EJM/EJS)

Waterloo and Wellington | Youth | Justice Services

This program provides an opportunity for youth who have committed minor offences to take responsibility for their actions and make amends to the community. Some youth are required to meet with a community panel to develop a contract that may include such things as restitution, letters of apology, essays, attending special programs and performing volunteer work. Others are referred directly to one or more educational workshops on: Preventing Property Crimes, Understanding Anger, Get Connected, and Drug and Alcohol Awareness. These workshops educate youth about making good choices and thinking before acting. They also stress the development of decision-making skills, moral reasoning, victim empathy and dealing with negative peer pressure.

Youth are referred to Extrajudicial Measures program by police (pre-charge) or to Extrajudicial Sanctions by the Crown Attorney (Post-charge). The latter are seen by Youth Justice Committees, which are comprised of community volunteers who have been trained under principles of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. This program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Extrajudicial Measures Program

Durham Region / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Measures Program

Durham Region | Youth | Justice Services

The Extrajudicial Measures Program is designed for youth aged 12-17. Clients attend either four-session anti-theft or anger awareness groups or one-on-one counselling sessions as an alternative to the formal court process. Referrals are made by Durham Regional Police. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services –Youth Justice.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Extrajudicial Measures Program

Durham Region / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Measures Program

Durham Region | Youth | Justice Services

The Extrajudicial Measures Program is designed for youth aged 12-17. Clients attend either four-session anti-theft or anger awareness groups or one-on-one counselling sessions as an alternative to the formal court process. Referrals are made by Durham Regional Police. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services –Youth Justice.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

Extrajudicial Measures Program

Durham Region / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Measures Program

Durham Region | Youth | Justice Services

The Extrajudicial Measures Program is designed for youth aged 12-17. Clients attend either four-session anti-theft or anger awareness groups or one-on-one counselling sessions as an alternative to the formal court process. Referrals are made by Durham Regional Police. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services –Youth Justice.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Clarington Office and Firehouse Youth Centre
132 Church St.
Bowmanville, ON
L1C 1T5

Extrajudicial Measures Program

Hamilton Area / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Measures Program

Hamilton Area | Youth | Justice Services

In partnership with Hamilton Police Services, youth 12-17 are diverted from the formal youth justice process while holding them accountable for their actions in a community context. Working with each youth to design a program of measures that address their risks and needs as well as the needs of the person(s) harmed and the community. The outcome of each case is reported back to HPS.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Extrajudicial Sanctions

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Sanctions

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Youth | Justice Services

A formal alternative to the court process for young offenders. Intended for youth who have not committed a serious offence and who have been screened by the Crown for sanctions. Youth take accountability for their actions through eaningful and relevant sanctions. Sanctions may include psychoeducational programming, reparations, and other restorative practices. Charges may be withdrawn upon completion of sanctions.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Youth Centre
370 Kent Street – Unit 18
Lindsay, ON
K9V 6GB

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Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS)

Peterborough / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS)

Peterborough | Youth | Justice Services

Sanctions are imposed on a young person as a post-charge diversion. Referrals are made by the Crown Attorney. The process is similar to Extra Judicial Measures (above) or, when appropriate, referred to the Youth Justice Committee/Restorative Justice Program. Funded by Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Youth Justice Branch.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS)

Sudbury / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Sanctions (EJS)

Sudbury | Youth | Justice Services

This program provides community-based post-charge sanctions, outside of the formal judicial proceedings, where a young person cannot be adequately dealt with by police caution, warning or referral to a community program because of the nature and number of offences or any other aggravating circumstances. Young persons, aged 12 to 17, alleged to have committed an offence, who accept responsibility for participation or involvement in the commission of the offence are eligible. The young person has been informed of their rights to counsel, been given a reasonable opportunity to consult with counsel and having been informed of the EJS, freely consents to participate in an Extrajudicial Sanction. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Extrajudicial Sanctions Program

Sarnia Lambton / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Sanctions Program

Sarnia Lambton | Youth | Justice Services

The Extrajudicial Sanctions Program is a post-charge diversion from the formal court process. This is an opportunity for youth to be accountable for their actions while recognizing the impact of their actions on their community. Clients referred to this program are provided with brief, offence-specific cognitive interventions. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services – Youth Justice Services.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Extrajudicial Sanctions Program

Hamilton Area / Youth / Justice Services

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Extrajudicial Sanctions Program

Hamilton Area | Youth | Justice Services

In partnership with the Hamilton Crown Attorney’s Office and Hamilton Youth Probation Services, we assist youth through a diversion program as an alternative to the formal court process. Youth are provided with sanctions (tasks) to complete as a means of holding them accountable for their actions while helping them recognize the impact of their behaviour on the person(s) harmed and their community. The youth’s strengths and needs are targeted to create an individualized program to benefit both the youth and their community.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Family Support Program

Hamilton Area / Adult / Family

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Family Support Program

Hamilton Area | Adult | Family

Provides support, information, early intervention, and referral to other services for parents with youth ages 12-17 who are experiencing parenting challenges or parent/child conflicts. Service is strength-based, family-centered, and offered in individual or group formats. Sessions include: providing effective boundaries, communication strategies, problem solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Family Support Program

Hamilton Area / Youth / Family

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Family Support Program

Hamilton Area | Youth | Family

Designed to provide support, information, early intervention, and referral to other services for parents with youth 12-17 who are experiencing parenting challenges or parent/child conflicts. Service is strength-based, family centered, and offered in individual or group formats. The goal is to assist families to find positive solutions to conflicts and concerns by identifying and using family strengths, creating greater understanding between parents and youth with a skills building process for parents of youth.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Federal Adult Diversion Program

Hamilton Area / Adult / Justice Services

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Federal Adult Diversion Program

Hamilton Area | Adult | Justice Services

Selected offenders are diverted from the normal court process while still being accountable for their offence. Upon successful completion of the Adult Diversion Agreement, all further criminal proceedings relating to the charge against the offender will be terminated. This is a fee for service program.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Finding Employment with a Criminal Record (FECR)

Simcoe and Muskoka / Adult / Education and Employment

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Finding Employment with a Criminal Record (FECR)

Simcoe and Muskoka | Adult | Education and Employment

This program is intended to assist adults who are having difficulty finding, obtaining and maintaining employment due to a criminal record. FECR will provide individuals with an opportunity to obtain the tools necessary to succeed in the workforce. The program is available to males and females 18 years of age and older. The program is offered 3 days a week for 4 weeks. Each session is 3 hours in length. Program topics include: Overcoming barriers to employment, discussing gaps in employment and finding work with a criminal record, positive communication in the work place, and emotion management and stress management. Guest speakers from employers, and other John Howard staff compliment the workshop. The facilitator also creates the opportunity to spend some of the group sessions in local employment resource centres. Currently, the program is offered in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, and Midland.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Orillia Branch Office
17 Colborne Street E
Orillia, ON
L3V 3L3

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Finding Employment with a Criminal Record (FECR)

Simcoe and Muskoka / Adult / Education and Employment

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Finding Employment with a Criminal Record (FECR)

Simcoe and Muskoka | Adult | Education and Employment

This program is intended to assist adults who are having difficulty finding, obtaining and maintaining employment due to a criminal record. FECR will provide individuals with an opportunity to obtain the tools necessary to succeed in the workforce. The program is available to males and females 18 years of age and older. The program is offered 3 days a week for 4 weeks. Each session is 3 hours in length. Program topics include: Overcoming barriers to employment, discussing gaps in employment and finding work with a criminal record, positive communication in the work place, and emotion management and stress management. Guest speakers from employers, and other John Howard staff compliment the workshop. The facilitator also creates the opportunity to spend some of the group sessions in local employment resource centres. Currently, the program is offered in Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood, and Midland.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Main Office
80 Bradford St. – Unit 336
Barrie, ON
L4N 6S7

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Firehouse Youth Centre

Durham Region / Youth / Community Services

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Firehouse Youth Centre

Durham Region | Youth | Community Services

The Firehouse Youth Centre is a drop in Program in Clarington for youth aged 14-18 years of age. Programming staff provide a variety of supervised recreational/pro-social activities. Youth are given leadership opportunities through involvement in the community, fundraising initiatives and more. The Centre is funded by the Municipality of Clarington and the United Way of Durham Region.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Clarington Office and Firehouse Youth Centre
132 Church St.
Bowmanville, ON
L1C 1T5

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Gang Prevention/Intervention Program (GPIP)

Ottawa | Youth | Justice Services

The Gang Prevention/Intervention Program (GPIP) is a partnership between the John Howard Society (JHS) of Ottawa and youturn Youth Support Services to address both the male and female pathways to involvement in gang-related crime through the provision of evidenced-based and gender responsive supports and services. By combining local data with research-based criminogenic risk factors linked to youth gang involvement, GPIP works to target youth (aged 12-20) in the City of Ottawa, Russell County and the City of Rockland.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Get Started

Toronto / Adult / Justice Services

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Get Started

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

John Howard Society of Toronto is pleased to deliver the Get Started Program, a one hour session to provide information about available supports upon release.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Gladue Court

London and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Gladue Court

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

In collaboration with the Court and other community agencies and organizations, the John Howard Society supported the development of a Gladue Court in London which focuses on the unique needs of Indigenous offenders. One of the Society’s Indigenous Services Program workers attends the court on a weekly basis.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Halton Youth Attendance Centre

A provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, this Non-Residential Attendance
Centre assists youth in conflict with the law accept responsibility for their actions
while helping them to become positive, pro-social contributing members of
their communities.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Halton office
193 Main St. E.
Milton, ON
L9T 1N7

Halton Youth Justice Committee

Peel Region and Area / Youth / Justice Services

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Halton Youth Justice Committee

Peel Region and Area | Youth | Justice Services

The Halton Youth Justice Committee involves victims and communities in finding ways to help young people who have committed minor offences by accountable for their actions.
A Youth Justice Committee meeting brings together a young person between the ages of 12 and 17 who is alleged to have committed a low-risk offence, his or her parent(s) or guardian(s), the victim, and trained members of the community. Together, they negotiate an appropriate way (sanctions) for the young person to make amends for his or her actions. Typically, sanctions include an apology, community service hours, an essay or research assignment, and attendance at workshops, such as shoplifting prevention or anger management. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Halton office
44 Queen Street East
Brampton, ON
L6V 1A2

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Hamilton Youth Drug Diversion Program (HYDDP)

Hamilton Area / Youth / Justice Services

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Hamilton Youth Drug Diversion Program (HYDDP)

Hamilton Area | Youth | Justice Services

Initiated by HPS to address the needs of youth 12-17 who are arrested for drug offences. The goal is to provide an alternative that assesses youth’s individual needs, and still hold them accountable for their actions. The youth is referred to the program by police and are instructed to contact JHS to arrange a meeting with a youth worker. Based on the youth’s substance use level, motivation to change, and other significant strengths and risks, the most appropriate intervention is determined.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Harm Reduction Counselling & Health Outreach

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Community Services

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Harm Reduction Counselling & Health Outreach

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Community Services

JHS staff will provide one to one harm reduction psychoeducational facilitation to clients who are living with substance use concerns. Referrals to other community agencies will also take place. Peer Support Groups and Family Support Groups are also provided. JHS staff from the harm reduction team will attend with clients to medical appointments in a hospital or doctors office capacity. Assistance with connecting with doctors, counsellors, community agencies to make appointments. Advocacy when attending appointments with clients.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Main Office
22 Peel Street
Lindsay, ON
K9V 3LN

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Harm Reduction Counselling & Health Outreach

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Community Services

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Harm Reduction Counselling & Health Outreach

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Community Services

JHS staff will provide one to one harm reduction psychoeducational facilitation to clients who are living with substance use concerns. Referrals to other community agencies will also take place. Peer Support Groups and Family Support Groups are also provided. JHS staff from the harm reduction team will attend with clients to medical appointments in a hospital or doctors office capacity. Assistance with connecting with doctors, counsellors, community agencies to make appointments. Advocacy when attending appointments with clients.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Minden Office
14 IGA Road
Minden, ON
K0M 2K0

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Harm Reduction Supplies Program

Toronto / Adult / Community Services

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Harm Reduction Supplies Program

Toronto | Adult | Community Services

Harm Reduction Supplies (Kits) are available at our North York and Etobicoke sites. John Howard offers Safe Injection kits, Stem kits, Bulb Pipe kits and Foil kits.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Healing From Within

Peterborough / Adult / Community Services

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Healing From Within

Peterborough | Adult | Community Services

This program assists men in healing from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and/or assault. The program works from a male centred approach that honours and respects the experiences of men. The phases of healing include: Awareness and Disclosure, Understanding, Learning New Skills, and Transformation. Individual and group sessions are available. Funding for this program is provided by the United Way.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Healthy Youth Preventative Education (H.Y.P.E)

York Region | Youth | Community Services

The Healthy Youth Preventative Education (HYPE) Program is an evidence-based program that targets the prevention of violence through the promotion of positive, healthy relationships. The HYPE program offers small group sessions that promote healthy relationships and target a wide range of risk behaviours, and addictions among adolescents. Through this program, youth will be equipped to engage in healthier relationships and build social and emotional strengths. This program is ideal for youth aged 11-25. Funding provided by the Regional Municipality of York and is available to you at no cost.

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Helping Individuals Plan Positively (HIPP)

Toronto | Youth | Justice Services

HIPP is a youth centered program for those aged 17-24 whom are at risk of becoming engaged in pro-criminal behaviours. This program focuses on helping these young people build the skills to meet educational, employment and personal goals there by reducing the likelihood of conflict with the law. HIPP strives to find proactive solutions to solve the problems of youth violence in neighborhoods and families.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Hire Power Employment Services-Satellite service of CERC

Ottawa | Youth | Education and Employment

Assists unemployed and underemployed individuals who have been in conflict with the law, or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system, to prepare for, obtain and maintain meaningful employment. Program objectives/goal:
• Secure meaningful employment
• Develop employment skills
• Improve employability
• Achieve healthy life-work balance
Services provided:
• Employment coaching
• Job development and placement
• Job retention support
• Professional resumes and cover letters
• Career assessments
• Screening and recruiting for employers

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Hire Power Employment Services-Satellite service of CERC

Ottawa | Adult | Education and Employment

Assists unemployed and underemployed individuals who have been in conflict with the law, or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system, to prepare for, obtain and maintain meaningful employment. Program objectives/goal:
• Secure meaningful employment
• Develop employment skills
• Improve employability
• Achieve healthy life-work balance
Services provided:
• Employment coaching
• Job development and placement
• Job retention support
• Professional resumes and cover letters
• Career assessments
• Screening and recruiting for employers

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Homes for Good (H4G)

Toronto / Adult / Housing

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Homes for Good (H4G)

Toronto | Adult | Housing

Homes for Good addresses homelessness following transitions from provincially-funded institutions and service systems for those who are:
Currently experiencing homelessness (unsheltered, emergency sheltered) and have within the past six months spent 30 cumulative nights in a provincially-funded institution. OR,
Currently in a provincially-funded institution for 30 days or more and prior to entering the provincially-funded institution had been homeless (unsheltered, emergency sheltered) for six months, and is likely to be homeless upon discharge.
We provide help finding housing and intensive follow up supports to these clients.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Horses and Youth Program

Sudbury / Youth / Community Services

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Horses and Youth Program

Sudbury | Youth | Community Services

The objective of this program is to allow young persons in serious conflict with the law free access to learning how to care for and control horses. This is coupled with life skills sessions for the participants so they can practice what they have learned with learning how to care for horses. Young persons aged 12 to 17 can participate in this program. The participants will learn skills of teamwork and empathy. Funded by the United Way of Sudbury and Nipissing Districts

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Housing Link

Ottawa / Adult / Housing

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Housing Link

Ottawa | Adult | Housing

JHS Ottawa, in partnership with the City of Ottawa, provides individualized targeted housing supports to chronically and episodically homeless men exiting correctional institutions and other facilities. The program is strength- based, and low –threshold in that there is no prerequisite for participation beyond a history of homelessness. Men released from jail, correctional centres, and federal institutions, including those released at court through the forensic services of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre are eligible for this program. In-reach services are provided at justice setting in Ottawa (including the courts, the remand centre and residential facilities) and referrals are accepted by phone and correspondence from provincial and federal institutions. The goal of the program is to divert moderate to high-acuity homeless men away from long term shelter stays by linking them to stable housing and supports of their choice in the community.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Housing Services

Durham Region / Adult / Housing

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Housing Services

Durham Region | Adult | Housing

This is a free program in the Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington offices offered to individuals and families in need of assistance to retain and find affordable, stable housing. Available daily from Monday to Friday, this program also provides help to individuals needing to replace personal identification documents, create a home budget, or manage/resolve landlord-tenant-related issues. Goals of the program include increased stability of the living conditions of individuals and families. In addition, public education is provided on the rights of tenants and obligations of landlords as property owners. Connections to community resources including food banks, shelters, clothing, bedding and the local rent bank are also made. In most cases, informal counselling is also provided. Limited support for transportation to emergency shelters may be available, as is some food through the provision of an “in-house” cupboard for those in crisis. Funding for this program is provided by the Region of Durham.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Housing Services

Durham Region / Adult / Housing

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Housing Services

Durham Region | Adult | Housing

This is a free program in the Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington offices offered to individuals and families in need of assistance to retain and find affordable, stable housing. Available daily from Monday to Friday, this program also provides help to individuals needing to replace personal identification documents, create a home budget, or manage/resolve landlord-tenant-related issues. Goals of the program include increased stability of the living conditions of individuals and families. In addition, public education is provided on the rights of tenants and obligations of landlords as property owners. Connections to community resources including food banks, shelters, clothing, bedding and the local rent bank are also made. In most cases, informal counselling is also provided. Limited support for transportation to emergency shelters may be available, as is some food through the provision of an “in-house” cupboard for those in crisis. Funding for this program is provided by the Region of Durham.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

Housing Services

Durham Region / Adult / Housing

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Housing Services

Durham Region | Adult | Housing

This is a free program in the Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington offices offered to individuals and families in need of assistance to retain and find affordable, stable housing. Available daily from Monday to Friday, this program also provides help to individuals needing to replace personal identification documents, create a home budget, or manage/resolve landlord-tenant-related issues. Goals of the program include increased stability of the living conditions of individuals and families. In addition, public education is provided on the rights of tenants and obligations of landlords as property owners. Connections to community resources including food banks, shelters, clothing, bedding and the local rent bank are also made. In most cases, informal counselling is also provided. Limited support for transportation to emergency shelters may be available, as is some food through the provision of an “in-house” cupboard for those in crisis. Funding for this program is provided by the Region of Durham.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Clarington Office and Firehouse Youth Centre
132 Church St.
Bowmanville, ON
L1C 1T5

Housing Supports

Sudbury / Adult / Housing

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Housing Supports

Sudbury | Adult | Housing

This program, part of the City of Greater Sudbury Housing First Strategy, operates daily (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) and assists homeless adult men and sometimes their families to find and maintain permanent housing. Counselling and Case Management services are available on site at JHS’ main office location as well as throughout the community via client accompaniment. All participants complete an intintake assessment and are provided with one on one support. Connections to community resources including food banks, shelters, clothing, bedding and the local rent bank are also made. In most cases, informal counselling is also provided. Limited support for transportation to emergency shelters maybe available, as is some food. Participation is voluntary. Funding is provided on an annual basis by the City of Greater Sudbury and the John Howard Society of Sudbury.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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HYPE+

York Region / Youth / Community Services

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HYPE+

York Region | Youth | Community Services

HYPE+ is an evidence-based program that helps build resiliency and promote well-being for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. HYPE+ offers small group sessions that promote positive mental health. In a safe space, youth engage in activities and generate discussion about what contributes to stress, well-being, and healthy relationships at school, home, and their community. This program is ideal for youth aged 13-18. For more information on times and locations, please contact our office.

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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IMPACT

York Region / Youth

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IMPACT

York Region | Youth

IMPACT is a weekly, group-based program for Newcomer Youth. The program is focused on promoting mental health and well-being by promoting youth’s individuals strengths and coping skills. Youth will have an opportunity to engage with their peers through activities and discussions. This program is ideal for youth aged 13-18. For more information on times and locations, please contact our office.

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Indigenous Services Program – Adult

London and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Indigenous Services Program – Adult

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The John Howard Society of London and District is under contract with the Ministry of the Solicitor General to provide culturally relevant probation and parole supervision for Indigenous adults.
The Society employs Indigenous workers who supervise sentence orders for Indigenous adults residing in London, Woodstock, St. Thomas and the three neighbouring communities: Oneida Nation of the Thames, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, and Munsee-Delaware First Nation. The Indigenous Services workers incorporate traditional Indigenous approaches in their work with clients.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Indigenous Services Program – Youth

London and District / Youth / Justice Services

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Indigenous Services Program – Youth

London and District | Youth | Justice Services

The John Howard Society of London and District is under contract with the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to provide culturally relevant probation supervision for Indigenous youth.
The Society employs Indigenous workers who supervise sentence orders for Indigenous youth residing in London, Woodstock, St. Thomas and the three neighbouring communities: Oneida Nation of the Thames, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, and Munsee-Delaware First Nation. The Indigenous Services workers incorporate traditional Indigenous approaches in their work with clients.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Institutional Services

Simcoe and Muskoka / Adult / Justice Services

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Institutional Services

Simcoe and Muskoka | Adult | Justice Services

These services are provided to inmates (and their family) who are in custody in the Central North Correctional Centre, Fenbrook Institution and Beavercreek Institution. Its goal is to assist individuals in their search for viable and sustainable post release and resettlement options. Services are offered by phone from the JHS’ main office site and in the institutions listed above. Case Management services are provided by JHS staff via monthly visits to all three institutions. Follow up and correspondence is completed every Friday and much follow up work is done at the Barrie office. On Tuesdays, collect calls from inmates are accepted. Currently, these institutional services are available on a one on one basis only. All participation is voluntary. Funding for the program is provided by JHS Ontario.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Main Office
80 Bradford St. – Unit 336
Barrie, ON
L4N 6S7

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Institutional Services

Toronto / Adult / Justice Services

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Institutional Services

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

This program operates in four local detention centres (the East Detention Centre, and Toronto South Detention Centre). JHS staff and volunteers provide individual pre-release planning and referrals based on individual treatment needs and goals. Group sessions are provided at the Toronto Jail on Drug Awareness and harm reduction education. All participation is voluntary. Funding for these services is provided by the United Way, the City of Toronto and the John Howard Society of Ontario.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Institutional Services – Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre & all other provincial and federal institutions

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

It is important for those in custody to maintain strong links with their community during incarceration. The John Howard Society of London and District offers weekly visits to the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre to provide individuals with information, counselling, advocacy and assist them with planning for a successful release.
Incarcerated individuals may place a request with the guards on duty to see a worker from the John Howard Society. Referrals are accepted from any source, including family, friends, community members and an individual on the range. Collect calls are accepted from all provincial and federal institutions. Support letters can also be provided to assist individuals in planning for their release.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Institutional Services – Pre-release Planning

Peel Region and Area / Adult / Justice Services

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Institutional Services – Pre-release Planning

Peel Region and Area | Adult | Justice Services

This program assists adult males and their families in both Maplehurst and Milton (sentenced and remand) and in the Ontario Correctional Institute (OCI) in Brampton (sentenced) to prepare for successful reintegration and release to their home community. Working within the institutions, JHSPHD also ensures humane and lawful treatment of prisoners in keeping with Canadian and International standards prescribed by the UN Conventions. Referrals are made and information is provided to best support an individual’s release plan. A staff person attends on a weekly basis at Maplehurst and OCI to meet directly with inmates based on their written requests for an interview. Services to inmates from any institution are available Monday through Friday by telephone or regular mail. Collect calls are accepted. All participation is voluntary.

Accused persons on remand and awaiting a bail hearing or a bail review, who are housed in Maplehurst, may put in a request to be interviewed as a candidate for Bail Supervision.
A staff person visits Maplehurst weekly to interview those who have submitted these requests. Inmates are also able to make inquiries regarding eligibility, by telephone, any day of the week. If they meet criteria, they are able to begin the application process.
Funding for the pre-release program is provided by the Peel United Way, as part of the base funding for the Society and has been in place since about 1980. Funding for the bail verification and supervision programs is provided through the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Main Office
44 Queen Street E.
Brampton, ON
L6V 1A2

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Institutional Services – Reintegration Planning

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Justice Services

This program assists males and females in the Sarnia Jail to prepare a workable discharge plan before their release. These plans are rehabilitation focused and include relapse prevention and other forms of community based assistance. Informal needs-based assessments are completed with each client. JHS staff attend the Sarnia Jail weekly for this service. All participation is voluntary. Program funding is provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Institutional Services (IS)

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Justice Services

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Institutional Services (IS)

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Justice Services

The Institutional Services Program offers direct support and referrals to inmates at the Central East Correctional Centre and their family members by assisting them in their search for viable and sustainable options in preparing inmates for re-integration into their community.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Main Office
22 Peel Street
Lindsay, ON
K9V 3LN

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Institutional Services (IS)

Kingston and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Institutional Services (IS)

Kingston and District | Adult | Justice Services

Provide support and assistance to individuals who are imprisoned in the 8 federal penitentiaries throughout the area. Work with individuals to plan for their eventual release and develop networks which will help them once they are released from prison. Successful reintegration planning and preparedness are key to reducing risk factors of reoffending and contributing to community safety. This assistance includes: Pre-Release Planning Group, Phone Services, liason between prisoners and their families, information on policies/procedures of CSC and NPB.

John Howard Society of Kingston & District: Main Office
771 Montreal Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 3J4

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Institutional Services (IS)

Kingston and District / Youth / Justice Services

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Institutional Services (IS)

Kingston and District | Youth | Justice Services

Provide support and assistance to individuals who are imprisoned in the 8 federal penitentiaries throughout the area. Work with individuals to plan for their eventual release and develop networks which will help them once they are released from prison. Successful reintegration planning and preparedness are key to reducing risk factors of reoffending and contributing to community safety. This assistance includes: Pre-Release Planning Group, Phone Services, liason between prisoners and their families, information on policies/procedures of CSC and NPB.

John Howard Society of Kingston & District: Main Office
771 Montreal Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 3J4

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Institutional Services / Visits

Peterborough / Adult / Justice Services

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Institutional Services / Visits

Peterborough | Adult | Justice Services

Provides services on a bi-weekly basis to men who are serving sentences in Warkworth Institution upon request. JHS staff in this program offer support, advocacy and assistance with pre-release plans. Funding for the program is provided by the John Howard Society of Ontario.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Institutional Visitation

Sudbury / Adult / Justice Services

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Institutional Visitation

Sudbury | Adult | Justice Services

Since its inception in 1960, JHS has been offering this service to men who are incarcerated at the Sudbury jail. JHS staff assist individuals in custody through the provision of one on one counselling and visitation, one to three times each week, whenever space at the facility allows for it. All participation is voluntary. Funding for this program is provided on an ongoing basis by the United Way of Sudbury and Nipissing Districts, through Bingo fundraisers and financial donations from individuals, community businesses and private foundations.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Intensive Housing-Based Case Management

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Housing

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Intensive Housing-Based Case Management

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Housing

This program provides intensive case management services to residents housed under the Urgent Homelessness Program with the city of Sault Ste. Marie. This includes working with chronically homeless individuals/families referred from local shelters, jails, and hospitals and with individuals who are at high risk of homelessness. We have been effective at reaching individuals in their own environment to foster and develop skills necessary for long-term self-efficacy and housing stability success. The program focuses on housing maintenance for those with significant barriers to housing stability, as well as social and community integration including connections to employment and education. This program is funded by the District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Intermittent Community Work Program

Simcoe and Muskoka / Adult / Justice Services

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Intermittent Community Work Program

Simcoe and Muskoka | Adult | Justice Services

This program, delivered in partnership with Operation Springboard, is offered at the JHS’ main office site and is available to adult men serving intermittent sentences in the community. The goal is to keep individuals connected with their family and other positive supports, and to help them to remain employed while serving their sentence. It also allows the participant to be able to give back to their community. Case Management services are available and supervision is usually on the weekends (this may vary at times). A Case Manager is on call (14 hours over the weekend) and each client is required to complete a minimum of 11 hours of work within the placement (this is spread out between Saturday and Sunday). Referrals (temporary absence passes) are received from Operation Springboard by fax. The JHS Case Manager then places the client and faxes completed Temporary Absence Passes (TAP’s) back to Springboard. The client is approved for the program by the TAP Coordinator from Central North Correctional Centre. All work with program participants is provided on a one on one basis and all participation is mandated by Central North Correctional Centre, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Funding for this program is provided on a sub-contract basis through Operation Springboard whose contract is reviewed annually.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Main Office
80 Bradford St. – Unit 336
Barrie, ON
L4N 6S7

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Intermittent Community Work Program (ICWP)

Niagara / Adult / Education and Employment

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Intermittent Community Work Program (ICWP)

Niagara | Adult | Education and Employment

Open to men 18+. Subcontracted through Operation Springboard. Intakes are completed at local institutions and forwarded to JHS staff through Springboard. Community work placements are set up for each participant, taking into consideration potential transportation barriers. Community work is performed on weekends and weekdays and is monitored by a JHS staff person.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Bail & Community Justice Programs
4300 Drummond Rd.
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E6C3

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Internet Child Exploitation Program

Sudbury / Adult / Justice Services

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Internet Child Exploitation Program

Sudbury | Adult | Justice Services

This program is a joint partnership, led by the John Howard Society of Sudbury. The partners are the Sudbury and Area Victim Services, Sudbury-Manitoulin Children’s Aid Society, Health Sciences North and the Greater Sudbury Police Services. This service includes intensive individual counselling for the perpetrators of internet child pornography as well as ongoing follow up support for the child victims of domestic violence and their parents/caregivers. The perpetrators can enter the program at any stage of the criminal justice continuum except when they are in custodial facilities. Funding for the program is provided by the John Howard Society of Sudbury and financial donations from individuals.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Job Matching & Placement Services

Durham Region / Adult / Education and Employment

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Job Matching & Placement Services

Durham Region | Adult | Education and Employment

Access to the hidden job market
• Job trials, placements and supports
• Training supports and employer incentives Funding is provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Job Matching & Placement Services

Durham Region / Adult / Education and Employment

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Job Matching & Placement Services

Durham Region | Adult | Education and Employment

Access to the hidden job market
• Job trials, placements and supports
• Training supports and employer incentives Funding is provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

Job Matching & Placement Services

Durham Region / Youth / Education and Employment

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Job Matching & Placement Services

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

• Access to the Hidden Job Market
• Job Trials, Placements and Supports
• Training supports and employer incentives

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Job Matching & Placement Services

Durham Region / Youth / Education and Employment

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Job Matching & Placement Services

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

• Access to the Hidden Job Market
• Job Trials, Placements and Supports
• Training supports and employer incentives

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

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Job Search Supports and Career Building Technique Workshops

Durham Region | Adult | Education and Employment

• One-to-one support from an employment advisor
• Resume and cover letter development workshops
• Interview practice and preparation workshops
• Job Search techniques and methods workshops
• Second career orientation
• Apprenticeship orientation
• Skills upgrading
• Asbestos abatement program/Rideau Social Enterprises
• Training services can include: Smart Serve, W.H.M.I.S online training and Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training
• Personality dimensions and National Safe Food Handling
• Free non-credit adult upgrading with individualized learning plans
Funding is provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

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Job Search Supports and Career Building Technique Workshops

Durham Region | Adult | Education and Employment

• One-to-one support from an employment advisor
• Resume and cover letter development workshops
• Interview practice and preparation workshops
• Job Search techniques and methods workshops
• Second career orientation
• Apprenticeship orientation
• Skills upgrading
• Asbestos abatement program/Rideau Social Enterprises
• Training services can include: Smart Serve, W.H.M.I.S online training and Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training
• Personality dimensions and National Safe Food Handling
• Free non-credit adult upgrading with individualized learning plans
Funding is provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

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Job Search Supports and Career Building Techniques Workshop

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

• One to One support from an Employment Advisors
• Resume and Cover Letter Development Workshops • Interview Practice and Preparation Workshop
• Job Search Techniques and Methods Workshops
• Second Career Orientation
• Apprenticeship Orientation
• Skills Upgrading
• Asbestos Abatement Program/Rideau Social Enterprises
• Training Services can include: Smart Serve, W.H.M.I.S On-line Training and Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training
• Personality Dimensions and National Safe Food Handling
• Free non-credit Adult Upgrading with individualized learning plans

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

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Job Search Supports and Career Building Techniques Workshop

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

• One to One support from an Employment Advisors
• Resume and Cover Letter Development Workshops • Interview Practice and Preparation Workshop
• Job Search Techniques and Methods Workshops
• Second Career Orientation
• Apprenticeship Orientation
• Skills Upgrading
• Asbestos Abatement Program/Rideau Social Enterprises
• Training Services can include: Smart Serve, W.H.M.I.S On-line Training and Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training
• Personality Dimensions and National Safe Food Handling
• Free non-credit Adult Upgrading with individualized learning plans

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

Justice Services Program

Niagara / Adult / Justice Services

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Justice Services Program

Niagara | Adult | Justice Services

This program has been running for 5 years and is open to individuals 18 years of age and older who are sentenced to orders of probation. It involves two services: one is court intake and the second is low-risk probation supervision. The main goals of the program are to enhance probation and parole office supervision services through the use of qualified, trained volunteers, in an effort to further increase public safety. In addition, the program facilitates community volunteer involvement in the field of corrections and exposes probationers to an array of positive role models from the community in an attempt to deter future criminal behaviour. Volunteers assist probation and parole officers with various duties associated with casework and court functions in order to enhance service efficiency.

Initial intakes are completed by probation officers at local probation and parole offices. The program has a case management and counselling component and runs for 35 hours per week. Clients are required to appear for ongoing scheduled appointments as stipulated by their probation orders. Intake assessments are completed at the St. Catharines courthouse. Clients are referred by the courts. Another facet to this program is our Volunteer Services Program which operates out of the local institution. Volunteers work with inmates on a one on one basis, focusing on their reintegration needs and plans. The program is funded by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

St. Catherines Courthouse
59 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON
L2R7N8

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Kingston Bail Program

Kingston and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Kingston Bail Program

Kingston and District | Adult | Justice Services

The Bail Verification and Supervision program supervises individuals 16+ in the community who have been charged with a criminal offence, but do not have the social ties or finances to meet bail conditions.

John Howard Society of Kingston & District: Bail Office
9 Advance Ave
Napanee, ON
K7R 3Y5

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Kingston Bail Program

Kingston and District / Youth / Justice Services

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Kingston Bail Program

Kingston and District | Youth | Justice Services

The Bail Verification and Supervision program supervises individuals 16+ in the community who have been charged with a criminal offence, but do not have the social ties or finances to meet bail conditions.

John Howard Society of Kingston & District: Bail Office
9 Advance Ave
Napanee, ON
K7R 3Y5

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Learning Alternatives Program

Durham Region / Adult / Education and Employment

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Learning Alternatives Program

Durham Region | Adult | Education and Employment

This program helps adults to develop and apply communication, numeracy, interpersonal and digital skills to achieve their goals. The Learning Alternatives Program serves learners who have a specific path to successfully transition to employment, postsecondary, apprenticeship, secondary school, and increased independence. The Learning Alternatives Program creates individualized learning plans and provides flexible scheduling to support participant’s needs and goals for success. The program runs its own small social enterprise, a snack bar/coffee table within the Oshawa office. Proceeds fund special celebrations, program supplies and class trips. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

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Library Service

Sudbury / Adult / Justice Services

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Library Service

Sudbury | Adult | Justice Services

In operation since 1995 and in response to the closure of most jail libraries across the province, this program, open to all inmates at the Sudbury jail, provides books and magazines to those who are in custody. This service is available during two evenings each week when books are distributed in a one on one format by JHS volunteers who take a cart filled with books to each range for the inmates to choose from. Funding for the program is provided by the United Way of Sudbury and Nipissing Districts, through Bingo fundraisers and financial donations from individuals, community businesses and private foundations.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Life Skills Coaching and Mentoring

Sarnia Lambton / Adult / Community Services

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Life Skills Coaching and Mentoring

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Community Services

This program is available to adults in Sarnia-Lambton who desire assistance in developing personal areas of growth. Mentoring and Coaching assists the client in identifying strengths, building solutions, increasing self-efficacy, developing skills, and encouraging independence. Clients are supported through a series of structured meetings with a helping professional.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Mailbag Program

Toronto / Adult / Justice Services

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Mailbag Program

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

The Mailbag program is designed for people who are in jail with little or no family or community support on the outside, and would like the opportunity for contact in platonic correspondence. A Pen Pal will be assigned to correspond with the person requesting to be part of the program. Letters will only be written while in custody.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Making Alternative Choices (MAC)

Windsor and Essex County / Youth / Community Services

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Making Alternative Choices (MAC)

Windsor and Essex County | Youth | Community Services

The MAC program is a six session, one-on-one anger management program for youth age 11 to 17. The main focus of these sessions is to enable the participants to understand and deal with their problems of anger. The areas of focus include identifying self-talk, challenging negative beliefs, improving communication skills and developing better alternatives to effectively manage anger.

John Howard Society of Windsor-Essex County: Main Office
275 Oak St.
Windsor, ON
N9A 5E5

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Maple Keys – Section 23 classroom

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Youth / Education and Employment

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Maple Keys – Section 23 classroom

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Youth | Education and Employment

This program is offered in partnership with Trillium Lakelands School Board and Youth Justice Services. The Maple Keys classroom provides a unique and alternative learning environment for youth who have been suspended/expelled, are on probation, have current involvement with the criminal justice system, or who otherwise are high-risk to themselves and others. Youth are supported as they work on earning high school credits with the goal of graduation. When ppropriate, youth are assisted in preparing to return to mainstream school.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Youth Centre
370 Kent Street – Unit 18
Lindsay, ON
K9V 6GB

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MAPS Program

York Region / Adult / Justice Services

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MAPS Program

York Region | Adult | Justice Services

The Mental Health and Addictions Peer Support (MAPS) Program is staffed by Peer Support Workers, who are individuals with lived experience, and will work with you one-on-one to explore recovery goals and help connect you with community supports and services. MAPS provides connections to mental health services, addiction services, housing supports, cultural resources, accessing OW & ODSP, and more. Peer Support Workers can also support you in attending probation, court, and counselling appointments, and developing harm reduction plans. This program is ideal for those 18 years and older who are currently on probation and have mental health and/or substance use issues and/or who feel they would benefit from peer support. Funding provided by the Ministry of the Solicitor General and is available to you at no cost

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Material Assistance

Sarnia Lambton / Adult / Community Services

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Material Assistance

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Community Services

This program serves newly released inmates and others in crisis situations. Through this program, JHS provides a meal, hygiene and clothing needs, and connects the client to other community services on an ad hoc basis. All assistance is provided on a one on one basis. Funds for this program come from general donations to the Society.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Men’s Transitional Housing

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Housing

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Men’s Transitional Housing

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Housing

This residence provides safe and affordable housing to 5 men. Staff provide on-going supports and services including life skills, financial literacy and conflict resolution. All the referrals to this residence come through Kawartha Lakes Housing. This program is frequently at capacity due to high volume of referrals.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Main Office
22 Peel Street
Lindsay, ON
K9V 3LN

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Mental Health and Addictions Peer Supports (MAPS) Program

Toronto | Adult | Community Services

The MAPS Program is staffed by Peer Support Workers, who are individuals with lived experience, and will work with clients one-on-one to explore recovery goals and identify ways in which clients can feel more connected with community supports. By sharing their related experiences with the client, Peer Support Workers will establish rapport, trust and mutual understanding, and work together to develop harm reduction plans. Through this program, Peer Support Workers will provide a range of services related to mental health and/or substance use issues.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Mindset

York Region / Adult / Community Services

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Mindset

York Region | Adult | Community Services

Mindset, our anger management program, utilizes techniques based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help increase your capacity to better understand and manage your anger and emotional responses in a more constructive and positive manner. This program can help to improve your self-regulation and self-management skills to help reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of your anger and subsequently, help support the end of any patterns of aggression. This program is ideal for those 18 years and older. This is a fee-for-service program, with fees based upon one’s income and individual circumstances.

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Navigating Relationships Program

London and District / Adult / Community Services

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Navigating Relationships Program

London and District | Adult | Community Services

The John Howard Society offers a 6-session program focused on establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. The Navigating Relationships Program is a psycho-educational program focusing on skill building through the promotion of positive and healthy relationships.
Sessions are offered on a one-on-one basis.
This program is offered on a fee for service basis. Fees are calculated on a sliding scale based on income. Fee structure will be discussed upon intake. Please contact our office at 519-438-4168 for more information or to schedule an intake.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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New Leaf: Adult Men’s Anger Management Program (NLP)

Windsor and Essex County / Adult / Community Services

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New Leaf: Adult Men’s Anger Management Program (NLP)

Windsor and Essex County | Adult | Community Services

New Leaf Program (NLP) is a men’s anger management group geared toward individuals age 18 and up. This ten session program has been developed to allow participants to understand and to deal with their anger problems. The program is based on behaviour modification and awareness, and helps participants to understand anger as an emotion, develop an awareness of negative and non-productive anger management styles, and to learn productive and positive anger management techniques. Self-referrals and agency referrals are welcome. Fee for service.

John Howard Society of Windsor-Essex County: Main Office
275 Oak St.
Windsor, ON
N9A 5E5

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Non-Residential Attendance Centre

Ottawa / Youth / Justice Services

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Non-Residential Attendance Centre

Ottawa | Youth | Justice Services

The Non-Residential Attendance Centre (NRAC) is a non-custodial sentencing option as identified in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and part of a continued plan from the Youth Justice Division of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to decrease reliance on custody, and further intensive community-based interventions.

The goal of this program is to reduce offending behaviour by targeting specific risks demonstrated by youth through intensive counselling and programming. This program is intended for moderate- to high-risk youth who require intervention in multiple criminogenic need areas.
Youth Justice Probation Officers are the sole referral source to NRAC. They refer youth to NRAC under a general counselling condition or a specific court-ordered NRAC condition. Youth involved with NRAC are assigned a counsellor for individual work and attend group programming that targets the factors placing them at greatest risk to re-offend.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Non-Residential Attendance Centre (NRAC)

Hamilton Area / Youth / Justice Services

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Non-Residential Attendance Centre (NRAC)

Hamilton Area | Youth | Justice Services

Highly structured intensive community based alternative to custody for youth 12-17 who have come into contact with the law. This program provides individualized support for youth to assist them in achieving their program goals, motivate and facilitate change, and support them in becoming positive members of the Hamilton community. Youth engage in effective cognitive programming based on prevention, rehabilitation, and reintegration.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Non-Residential Attendance Centre Program (NRAC)

Niagara | Youth | Justice Services

The non-residential Attendance Centre Program focuses on the rehabilitation of youth between the ages of 12 to 17, and their reintegration back into the community. The John Howard Society of Niagara intends to empower the youth enrolled in the program to become positive contributors to the Niagara Region. The program operates in St. Catharines, Welland and Fort Erie and has been designed to be portable. The main goal of the program is to provide effective, youth focused programming on prevention, rehabilitation, and reintegration. The programs available include: Cognitive Skills, Anger Management, Life Skills, Anti-Criminogenic Thinking, Substance Abuse, Girls Group, Victim Awareness, Guys Group, Female Bullying, Literacy and Tutoring, Employment. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

St. Catherines Courthouse
59 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON
L2R7N8

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Non-Residential Attendance Centre Program (NRAC)

Niagara | Youth | Justice Services

The non-residential Attendance Centre Program focuses on the rehabilitation of youth between the ages of 12 to 17, and their reintegration back into the community. The John Howard Society of Niagara intends to empower the youth enrolled in the program to become positive contributors to the Niagara Region. The program operates in St. Catharines, Welland and Fort Erie and has been designed to be portable. The main goal of the program is to provide effective, youth focused programming on prevention, rehabilitation, and reintegration. The programs available include: Cognitive Skills, Anger Management, Life Skills, Anti-Criminogenic Thinking, Substance Abuse, Girls Group, Victim Awareness, Guys Group, Female Bullying, Literacy and Tutoring, Employment. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Fort Erie Branch Office
469 Central Ave.
Fort Erie, ON
L2A3T8

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North Simcoe Attendance Centre

Simcoe and Muskoka / Youth / Justice Services

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North Simcoe Attendance Centre

Simcoe and Muskoka | Youth | Justice Services

The Attendance Centre staff will complete an individual assessment for each young person at intake to assess static and dynamic risk factors for recidivism as well as strengths and protective factors in the young person’s community, family and self. The assessment tool is the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI). The Probation Officer will also provide a copy of the Risk/Needs Assessment as well as any other relevant information concerning the client. An Individual Case Management Plan will be developed based on the completed assessment tools and input from all relevant people in the young person’s life. The case plan will state which risk factors the client will be targeting while participating in the Attendance Centre, as well as the Protective Factors that the Attendance Centre will assist the client and the family in strengthening. The Individual Case Plan will also identify at least two goals that the client will be working towards while participating in Attendance Centre programming and the frequency of service. Attendance Centre staff will provide the Probation Officer with a monthly update report, outlining the hours the client has completed that month, what work the client has done towards their goals and any concerns or further recommendations the staff may have concerning the client. A termination report will also be completed for the client upon termination from the program (successful or otherwise), and a copy will be provided to the Probation Officer. Attendance Centre staff will promptly notify the Probation Officer of a client’s failure to attend. Operating in a large rural area, Attendance Centre staff will be sensitive to the socio-economic and geographical needs of all clients, and provide assistance with transportation and if needed travel to the client and meet at a community operated facility such as a private room in a library close to the client’s home. Programming will be: • Based on Cognitive Behavioural principles and interventions, best practices, consultation, and evidence • Considerate of cultural diversity of clients, taking language and cultural needs and practices into consideration when developing case plans • Integrated with other services within the community through appropriate referrals made by the Attendance Centre to other existing services in the community • Designed to create and enforce positive community connections for the clients and their families

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Main Office
80 Bradford St. – Unit 336
Barrie, ON
L4N 6S7

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Offender Treatment

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Offender Treatment

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Justice Services

Offender treatment is available to those individuals recently discharged from a correctional institution and needing support with program maintenance, community referrals, navigating, and integrating their way into the community. On a fee-for-service sliding scale, supports can include managing emotions, problem-solving/decision making, coping with stress and mental health, and relapse prevention. These services are essential to the success of those returning to our community following incarceration in the Prison System. Individuals who are assessed as being at high risk for becoming justice-involved and living problematic, anti-social lifestyles are candidates for these supports. Due to the demand for this support, there may be a waitlist. Higher-risk individuals will be given priority.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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On-site Employer Advisors

Durham Region / Adult / Education and Employment

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On-site Employer Advisors

Durham Region | Adult | Education and Employment

Provide guidance and assistance with: • Job training and retention services
• Job coaching
• Mentoring
• Training and volunteer-based opportunities
• Follow-up
Funding is provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

On-site Employer Advisors

Durham Region / Adult / Education and Employment

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On-site Employer Advisors

Durham Region | Adult | Education and Employment

Provide guidance and assistance with: • Job training and retention services
• Job coaching
• Mentoring
• Training and volunteer-based opportunities
• Follow-up
Funding is provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

On-site Employer Advisors

Durham Region / Youth / Education and Employment

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On-site Employer Advisors

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

Provide guidance and assistance with:
• Job Training and Retention Services
• Job Coaching
• Mentoring
• Training and volunteer-based opportunities
• Follow- up

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

On-site Employer Advisors

Durham Region / Youth / Education and Employment

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On-site Employer Advisors

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

Provide guidance and assistance with:
• Job Training and Retention Services
• Job Coaching
• Mentoring
• Training and volunteer-based opportunities
• Follow- up

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

Ontario Works – Kitchen Prep

Niagara / Youth / Education and Employment

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Ontario Works – Kitchen Prep

Niagara | Youth | Education and Employment

This four week program provides individuals receiving Ontario Works knowledge to work in the restaurant industry including 1 week of paid job shadowing. Participants are provided with several provincially recognized certification including Food Safety, Smart Serve, Service Excellence, and Worker health and Safety Awareness. This also includes training on jobs searching employer expectations and job maintenance.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Option for Change – Social Skills Groups

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Community Services

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Option for Change – Social Skills Groups

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Community Services

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Options Navigator

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Education and Employment

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Options Navigator

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Education and Employment

JHS partnered in October 2014 with United Way to meet a need in our community to improve services/referrals to those people living in the downtown area, toward employment, schooling, and support services. The Options Navigator position works primarily on the Community Wellness Bus, a mobile service that assists individuals with a multitude of supports such as housing, harm reduction, and medical care. The Options Navigator reaches residents in the area through walkabouts and speaking to residents about their needs to enable them to gain further skills toward employment/schooling and meeting basic needs. There are significant barriers for many people who live in the area such as addictions, mental health, housing, employment, etc. therefore many people require follow-up after referrals are made. The Options Navigator, therefore, needs to develop trust with the neighborhood, while providing ongoing support. This program is funded by the United Way.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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PAL Program

York Region / Adult / Justice Services

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PAL Program

York Region | Adult | Justice Services

The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)Program provides peer support to participants of the Direct Accountability Program (DAP). The PAL Program involves completing up to 6, 1.5-hour individual sessions with a Peer Support Worker. During these sessions, participants may: share their own personal experiences, and when it may be helpful, hear the personal experiences, recovery, and self-care experiences of their Peer Support Worker; explore available options to help make decisions, define their recovery goals, and develop harm reduction plans; identify ways in which they can feel more connected to community supports; receive crisis support and culturally appropriate referrals to services correlating to mental health, substance use, and homelessness issues; and receive accompaniment to various appointments such as court appearances and counselling.

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Parenting Skills Program

Hamilton Area / Adult / Family

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Parenting Skills Program

Hamilton Area | Adult | Family

Support and skill-building program for parents of children and youth. The program is designed to teach effective parenting strategies to help parents assist their children to constructively deal with issues they may encounter during their adolescent years. Discipline techniques, communication strategies, problem solving, negotiation, and conflict resolution are taught.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Partner Assault Response (PAR)

Peterborough / Adult / Community Services

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Partner Assault Response (PAR)

Peterborough | Adult | Community Services

This 12 week group program serves men and women who have been charged with domestic violence and assault. Each weekly session is two hours in length. Referrals are only accepted from the courts and probation. PAR is a psycho-educational program using various theories based on power, control and equality and assists participants to develop strategies for achieving healthy relationships. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale ($120 to $360 for 12 weeks). The program is offered on-site.
The women’s group is separate from the men’s and utilizes a curriculum specific to the needs of women. All participants complete an intake assessment prior to beginning the program. In addition, JHS has a contract to deliver the program in Bancroft. Clients requiring additional counselling are referred to other agencies in the community though some one on one work can be done outside of the group. Partner support is also provided. Funding is provided by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Partner Assault Response (PAR)

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Justice Services

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Partner Assault Response (PAR)

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Justice Services

The Partner Assault Response (PAR) program is a court-ordered program to address intimate partner violence. The objective of the program is to promote non-violent behaviours and non-controlling attitudes in men and women who have assaulted their partner. The program challenges participants to recognize and accept responsibility for their behaviour and encourages them to examine their belief systems about power and control in intimate relationships.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Main Office
22 Peel Street
Lindsay, ON
K9V 3LN

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Partner Assault Response (PAR) / Healthy Relationships

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Justice Services

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Partner Assault Response (PAR) / Healthy Relationships

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Justice Services

This program is provided at the JHSWW Kitchener office only for Kitchener-Waterloo and the townships of Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich. It is geared towards helping individuals who have been abusive in their intimate partner relationships recognize the impact of abuse and grow in skills to prevent abuse and maintain healthy relationships. Both men’s and women’s groups are provided and both cover similar themes. Partner contact is provided for all of the groups. Programs are 12 sessions in length with continuous intake and groups running concurrently. Funding for this program is provided by the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Victim Services Division for court mandated clients (PAR) and the Kitchener-Waterloo United Way for other referrals (Healthy Relationships).

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program – Huron & Perth Counties

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The John Howard Society of London and District offers the Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program in Huron County and Perth County. The PAR Program is a Domestic Violence Court initiative. The PAR Program is a 12-session group intervention that provides participants with an opportunity to examine their beliefs and attitudes towards domestic violence and learn non-abusive ways of resolving conflict within a relationship.
The program also assists victims/partners by reducing their isolation and providing information that will help them to make informed decisions about their safety and their relationship.
This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.
If you have been referred to the program, or would like to get more information, please contact 226-219-6421.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Partner Assault Response Program (PAR)

Toronto / Adult / Community Services

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Partner Assault Response Program (PAR)

Toronto | Adult | Community Services

Treatment services are available to men who have been mandated due to domestic assault charges to attend this program. All referrals are made through court and probation. To determine eligibility and specific counselling needs men are scheduled an assessment/orientation session. This program is offered 6 days per week Monday to Saturday. Group sessions are conducted throughout Toronto to ensure accessibility for participants. The partners of the men in the PAR program are provided with support including safety planning and information on relevant community resources. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Partner Assault Response Program (PAR)

York Region / Adult / Justice Services

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Partner Assault Response Program (PAR)

York Region | Adult | Justice Services

The Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program is a 12-session Domestic Violence Court initiative that delivers a specialized community-based group intervention program to give individuals the opportunity to examine their beliefs and attitudes towards intimate partner violence and to learn non-abusive ways of resolving conflict. This program is ideal for those 18 years and older. Funding provided by the Government of Ontario; however, this program is also supported through fee-for-service. Fees are based upon one’s income and individual circumstances.

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Partner Assault Response Program (PAR) – Domestic Violence Court & Probation Referrals

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

This service is provided to Probation and Domestic Violence Courts to process referrals for PAR Programs in Toronto. All referrals to the PAR program come through Probation or the Domestic Violence Courts. There are no self-referrals to the PAR program. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Partners for Healthy Relationships

Waterloo and Wellington / Adult / Family

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Partners for Healthy Relationships

Waterloo and Wellington | Adult | Family

Based on models designed in Saskatchewan and West Virginia, this program is open to couples who have experienced domestic violence in their relationship and who are committed to remaining together. The men must have previously participated in a PAR domestic violence program (see above). Most participants have Family and Children’s Services involvement. The goal of this group program is to assist couples in becoming more supportive of one another through better communication and improved understanding of each other’s perspectives. The program entails 12 sessions. The intake/assessment interviews and group sessions are co-facilitated by a staff person from Family and Children’s Services and by a staff person from JHSWW. Assistance with transportation and child care is available when needed. Participation is voluntary. Funding is provided by The Ministry of Community and Social Services.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Paths to Greater Success

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Education and Employment

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Paths to Greater Success

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Education and Employment

This program was developed as an expansion of our Options Program on a fee-for-service basis. Since 1985, we’ve offered essential skills to individuals and groups who could benefit from greater communication and problem-solving skills. We recognized their value for those in the workplace or in pre-employment. An Individual workshop or a combination of workshops can be presented based on identified needs and goals. The following workshops can be offered to a variety of target audiences in person or virtually, based on their schedules; rational vs irrational thinking, assertiveness, decision making/problem solving, managing emotions, stress management, and goal setting. Our success in helping others to understand themselves and others has proven that we need to continue our efforts in reaching community members and provide skill-building and support so that our community can be safer and healthier.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Peer Mentor Program

Belleville and District / Youth / Education and Employment

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Peer Mentor Program

Belleville and District | Youth | Education and Employment

What makes our program different, but successful is that we use Youth Peer Mentors with lived experience to work with ALL youth around Hasting’s County to help them see the potential in themselves to continue their education using a trauma informed lens. Our Peer Mentors grow up in very similar circumstances that many of the youth we work with experience personally, which allows them to work with the youth in a more personalized way. From there, Peer Mentors can also become a bridge to community resources available for youth using a plan they determine, through coaching, to overall support their transition and overcome barriers that impact their ability to succeed.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Peer Support

Peel Region and Area / Adult / Community Services

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Peer Support

Peel Region and Area | Adult | Community Services

The Mental Health and Addictions Peer Support (MAPS) Program is staffed by Peer Support Workers, who are individuals with lived experience, and will work with you one-on-one to explore recovery goals and help connect you with community supports and services. MAPS provides connections to mental health services, addiction services, housing supports, cultural resources, accessing OW & ODSP, and more. Peer Support Workers can also support you in attending probation, court, and counselling appointments, and developing harm reduction plans

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Main Office
44 Queen St. E.
Brampton, ON
L6V 1A2

Personal Service Work

Sudbury / Youth / Justice Services

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Personal Service Work

Sudbury | Youth | Justice Services

Personal service work is an activity or set of activities comprised of tasks to be performed by the young person without remuneration that can be seen to serve a specific short- or long-term benefit to both the young person and the community. Community service activities are individualized and address the overall reintegration and/or rehabilitation of the young person. This work also supports accountability of the young person, provides an opportunity for the young person to recognize their skills and abilities and encourages constructive use of leisure time. A range of placements are available in the community and are facilitated by the program coordinator. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Phoenix House Residence

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Justice Services

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Phoenix House Residence

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Justice Services

This residence operates as transitional housing for individuals in need of on-going support and counselling. It is staffed 24/7 to provide counselling; life skills; pre-employment supports; literacy; and reintegration services.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Main Office
22 Peel Street
Lindsay, ON
K9V 3LN

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Pre-charge Adult Diversion

Sarnia Lambton / Adult / Justice Services

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Pre-charge Adult Diversion

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Justice Services

This program is an alternative option to the traditional legal process. Police Services consider diversion as a viable option to laying formal charges in cases where harm can be reduced to the victim, community, and to the offender through alternative means. Restorative measures are determined and agreed upon, taking into account the offence, surrounding circumstances, involved parties, and precipitating risk factors. This is a fee for service program.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Pre-Charge Diversion

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Justice Services

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Pre-Charge Diversion

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Justice Services

Individuals in this program are referred directly to our team by Kawartha Lakes Police Services. Counselling is provided to support positive responses to reduce crime. Individuals in this program are held accountable for their actions by attending counselling and making amends with those harmed.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Main Office
22 Peel Street
Lindsay, ON
K9V 3LN

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Pre-Employment and Training Programs

Ottawa / Adult / Education and Employment

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Pre-Employment and Training Programs

Ottawa | Adult | Education and Employment

The purpose of this program is to connect individuals at various stages of reintegration with needed supports and services. The program assists those in conflict with the law, or at risk of coming into conflict with the law, as well as any members of the community who find themselves in a crisis situation. The program helps clients address financial, housing, treatment, and employment needs; and, provides advocacy and support in crisis situations through referral and follow-up with social services, shelters, landlords, employment and training programs, and treatment resources.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Pre-Release Planning

Sudbury / Adult / Justice Services

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Pre-Release Planning

Sudbury | Adult | Justice Services

Since its inception in 1960, JHS has been offering this service to men who are incarcerated at the Sudbury jail. JHS staff provide individuals with assistance on a one on one basis to develop discharge plans for their release from custody. This service is offered one to three times each week, depending on the availability of space at the jail. All participation is voluntary. Funding for this program is provided on an ongoing basis by the United Way of Sudbury and Nipissing Districts, through Bingo fundraisers and financial donations from individuals, community businesses and private foundations.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Prevention Services

Ottawa / Youth / Community Services

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Prevention Services

Ottawa | Youth | Community Services

Prevention services are available to youth and families through the John Howard Society. This program includes the provision of evidence based, gender-specific group and individual counselling delivered by trained facilitators. Support for youth involved in prevention services could include a focus on healthy relationships, structured free time, the role of thoughts and thinking in risky behaviour, as well as increasing the connection to education and employment.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Project R.E.W.I.N.D. (Restore, Events, With, Integrity, Negotitation & Dignity)

Niagara | Youth | Community Services

Through the facilitation of Mediation Conferences, the Project R.E.W.l.N.D. program is one innovative way in which we at the John Howard Society of Niagara are meeting the needs of youth in our community. Any form of harming behaviour not only disrupts the educational process for those directly involved, but also affects the atmosphere within the schools and surrounding communities. As a committed group, the
Niagara Regional Police, the District School Board of Niagara, Niagara Catholic District
School Board, Conseil Scolaire de district catholoque, Conseil scolaire Viamonde and the
John Howard Society of Niagara are working hard to maintain a safe, caring school community, where every youth can feel the safety and security that is necessary to learn and grow. Funding is provided by Ontario Trillium Foundation.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Project X-Change (Adult)

Durham Region / Adult / Community Services

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Project X-Change (Adult)

Durham Region | Adult | Community Services

The Project X-Change program is the lead agency in Durham for providing syringe exchange in office, through mobile outreach, and through partner agencies in the community. The program provides confidential access to harm reduction supplies such as clean syringes, inhalation kits, condoms and other basic materials one may require in order to stay safe and prevent the spread of blood-borne infections. A Naloxone Program is targeted for September 2017. Funding is provided by the Region of Durham Health Department.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

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Project X-Change (Youth)

Durham Region / Youth / Community Services

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Project X-Change (Youth)

Durham Region | Youth | Community Services

Our Project X-Change program is the lead agency in Durham for providing syringe exchange in office, through mobile outreach, as well as partner agencies in the community. The program provides confidential access to harm reduction supplies such as clean syringes, inhalation kits, condoms and other basic materials one may require in order to stay safe, prevent infection and spread of blood-borne infections. A Naloxone Program is targeted for September 2017. Funding is provided by the Region of Durham Health Department.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Psycho-Educational Workshops

Belleville and District / Youth / Community Services

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Psycho-Educational Workshops

Belleville and District | Youth | Community Services

In a cognitive behavioural framework with a trained counsellor and facilitator, JHSBD offers individual and group programs to youth and adults that address criminogenic risk factors such as anger management, stress management, decision making skills, criminal thinking and substance use.
Programs include Anger Management, Anti-Theft, Make You Think, Stop-Think-Do, How to Manage That Stinking Thinking, and Alcohol and Substance awareness.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Psycho-Educational Workshops

Belleville and District / Adult / Community Services

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Psycho-Educational Workshops

Belleville and District | Adult | Community Services

In a cognitive behavioural framework with a trained counsellor and facilitator, JHSBD offers individual and group programs to youth and adults that address criminogenic risk factors such as anger management, stress management, decision making skills, criminal thinking and substance use.
Programs include Anger Management, Anti-Theft, Make You Think, Stop-Think-Do, How to Manage That Stinking Thinking, and Alcohol and Substance awareness.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Quantum

Belleville and District / Youth / Community Services

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Quantum

Belleville and District | Youth | Community Services

Quantum is a long-term, multi-component intervention program aiming to reduce dropout rates and delinquency in students facing challenges as they enter high school. The program provides wrap-around care for the duration of the students’ high school career. This unique program aims to eliminate barriers to success by providing educational, developmental and service opportunities coupled with a sustained relationship with a trained youth worker who will remain with the student for the duration of the four year program. For additional details, follow the link to the Quantum Quinte site http://www.quantumquinte.ca/

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Recipe for Success/Wendy’s

Niagara / Youth / Education and Employment

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Recipe for Success/Wendy’s

Niagara | Youth | Education and Employment

This is a paid Employability Skills program through Work Placement for individuals between the ages of 15 – 30, not attending school, and not collecting employment insurance and are having a difficult time securing employment for various reasons. The program runs for 16 weeks. Youth will have 3 weeks of in class pre-employment sessions and 13 weeks in job placements at Wendy’s restaurants across the Niagara Region. During the final 13 weeks, the youth will return for one daily workshop which will focus on life skills to support them beyond the end of the program.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Record Suspension

London and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Record Suspension

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The John Howard Society of London and District has workers who will provide assistance in completing record suspension (formerly known as pardons) applications and information on travel waivers (document that allows Canadians with a criminal record to travel to other countries). This service assists individuals in regaining confidence, finding employment and boosting their self esteem.
This program is offered on a fee for service basis. Fees are calculated on a sliding scale based on income. Fee structure will be discussed upon intake.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Record Suspension / Pardon

Peterborough / Adult / Justice Services

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Record Suspension / Pardon

Peterborough | Adult | Justice Services

This is a free service, provided by JHS to all members of the community requiring assistance to complete a record suspension application. Offered at the main JHS office site, clients meet with a JHS worker, who assists them with the application process and ensure that all conditions are met before the application itself is submitted to avoid problems and delays. Fees are not charged for this service, but clients are required to pay the fees associated with the application (e.g. police check). Individuals are encouraged to go through this regular record suspension/pardon application process, rather than through a private company which is likely to charge a prohibitive fee. Funding for this service is provided through private donations.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Record Suspension / Pardon

Simcoe and Muskoka / Adult / Justice Services

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Record Suspension / Pardon

Simcoe and Muskoka | Adult | Justice Services

Since having a criminal record negatively impacts people’s ability to find employment, all those who are eligible for a record suspension/pardon are encouraged to apply. JHS has been assisting to complete these applications for the past 10 years and continues to do so on a fee for service basis, which is set at $250 per applicant. (Ontario Works pays $250 for their clients plus the additional cost such as application, fingerprinting etc.). JHS staff work on site to streamline the record suspension/pardon process and to ensure that all of the conditions are met before the application is submitted. In addition, this one on one service is provided in an effort to prevent the client from accessing this type of assistance from commercial enterprises that charge much higher and more prohibitive fees. Currently this service is offered to residents in Barrie, Alliston, Collingwood, Orillia, and Midland, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, and all outlying areas in the Greater Simcoe and Muskoka regions.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Main Office
80 Bradford St. – Unit 336
Barrie, ON
L4N 6S7

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Record Suspension / Pardon

Sudbury / Adult / Justice Services

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Record Suspension / Pardon

Sudbury | Adult | Justice Services

Since having a criminal record negatively impacts people’s ability to find employment, all those who are eligible for a record suspension/pardon are encouraged to apply. JHS has been assisting with the completion of these applications for the past 10 years and continues to do so. JHS staff work on site to streamline the record suspension/pardon process and to ensure that all of the conditions are met before the application is submitted. In addition, this one on one service is provided in an effort to prevent the client from accessing this type of assistance from commercial enterprises that charge much higher and more prohibitive fees. Funding for the program is provided by the United Way of Sudbury and Nipissing Districts, through Bingo fundraisers and financial donations from individuals, community businesses and private foundations.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Record Suspension / Pardon Program

Toronto / Adult / Justice Services

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Record Suspension / Pardon Program

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

This program provides individuals with information and support to complete the record suspension/pardon application process. Staff will meet with individuals in a confidential setting to determine eligibility and steps to take to complete the process. Completing the application is essential to increasing equitable access to employment and other important services.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Record Suspension Assistance

Sarnia Lambton / Adult / Justice Services

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Record Suspension Assistance

Sarnia Lambton | Adult | Justice Services

This program assists individuals to complete the record suspension application process, ensuring that all applicable documents are filled out properly and that the process is understood. This ad hoc assistance is available to everyone in the community, and is offered on site at the JHS office. This is not a funded service.

John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton: Main Office
300 Christina St N
Sarnia, ON
N7T 5V5

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Record Suspension Assistance

Belleville and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Record Suspension Assistance

Belleville and District | Adult | Justice Services

This free workshop is delivered weekly at the JHS office to assist individuals to seal their criminal record in order to obtain employment and/or travel outside of Canada. The workshop is a thirty minute session to start the process. When the first part of the record suspension process is completed, JHS needs to be contacted to set up an individual appointment to complete the second phase. It is offered as a core service.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Record Suspension Support

York Region / Adult / Justice Services

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Record Suspension Support

York Region | Adult | Justice Services

A Record Suspension, formerly known as a Pardon, allows those who were convicted of criminal offences and have completed their sentences to have their criminal record removed from the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database. Obtaining a record suspension can help you to access employment, volunteer, and educational opportunities more easily, and to better reintegrate back into your home communities. The process to obtaining a record suspension can be difficult to navigate. Through our Reintegration Program, our Reintegration Workers can help you determine your eligibility for a record suspension, and can assist you with navigating the various processes, and drafting your application.

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Record Suspensions / Pardon

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Record Suspensions / Pardon

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Justice Services

Having a criminal record can be a significant barrier to an individual’s ability to obtain employment, education, and housing. John Howard Society has been assisting people to complete Record Suspension applications since 2006 on a fee-for-service basis. A Record Suspension Specialist will guide individuals through the eligibility requirements and application process. JHS provides ongoing support to ensure all required documentation is gathered and conditions are met before submitting their application to the Parole Board of Canada.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Reducing Incidences of Suspension and Expulsions (R.I.S.E.)

Niagara | Youth | Education and Employment

The program provides educational structure and supervision to you that are suspended or expelled from District School Board of Niagara schools, ensuring that they have the opportunity to continue their education. Students suspended for six or more days are eligible to enter the R.l.S.E. program which includes continuing to receive homework packages and the completion of an Action Plan to ensure success. This program is funded by the District School Board of Niagara.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Reintegration

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Youth / Justice Services

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Reintegration

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Youth | Justice Services

Voluntary program for youth completing a probation order or a period of detention. This program is offered in collaboration with the Youth intervention Centre, Youth Probation Services, and Custody/Detention Facilities with the goal of assisting youth in re-entering the community. Youth are supported with goal setting, skill-building, and learning about other resources available to them.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Youth Centre
370 Kent Street – Unit 18
Lindsay, ON
K9V 6GB

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Reintegration Program

Ottawa / Adult / Justice Services

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Reintegration Program

Ottawa | Adult | Justice Services

The program provides inmates in the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre with assistance in obtaining personal identification including birth certificates, Ontario Health Cards, and social insurance cards. In addition, JHS staff conduct substance abuse assessments to facilitate acceptance into treatment programs for inmates who will be facing addiction issues at the time of their discharge. For those inmates facing mental health issues, JHS staff liaise with the correctional psychologist, mental health nurse, and the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction to develop release plans. In order to address the key housing needs facing many ex-prisoners, a comprehensive inventory of housing resources that includes pre-screened rooming houses is maintained. Also, office reporting opportunities for discharged inmates to ensure follow-through with release plans are also provided.
The program is delivered in partnership with the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre and operates Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. An individualized intake assessment is done with each client. Bus tickets and taxi chits are available and all participation is voluntary. Funding is provided by the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Reintegration Program

York Region / Adult / Justice Services

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Reintegration Program

York Region | Adult | Justice Services

The Reintegration Program supports adults involved with, or at risk of involvement with, the criminal justice system reintegrate back into their home communities in York Region. Support is provided through: case management; immediate temporary housing options with support to secure stable housing; and help with immediate basic needs and housing start-up support. The APIC Model and gendered-responses and approaches are followed while supporting participants through the program. Through this program, we can also help determine your eligibility for a record suspension, formerly known as a Pardon, and can assist you with the application process. This program is ideal for those 18 years and older who are residing in, or planning to reside in, York Region. Funding provided by United Way Greater Toronto and is available to you at no cost. However, for Record Suspension application support, a fee is required.

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Reintegration Service Trailer

Toronto / Adult / Justice Services

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Reintegration Service Trailer

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

Located right outside of the Discharge doors in the parking lot of the Toronto South Detention Centre, the Reintegration Services Trailer provides support for those being released from the jail or returning to pick up their property. Our staff and peer support workers are available to provide connections and warm referrals to vital services and programs, within the John Howard Society of Toronto and across the city. We provide clothing, food/snacks, TTC tokens, a place to check emails or charge cell phones, and the opportunity for clients to be accompanied by a peer support worker in the community. We also offer overdose prevention information, harm reduction education/tools, and naloxone.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Reintegration Services

Simcoe and Muskoka / Adult / Justice Services

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Reintegration Services

Simcoe and Muskoka | Adult | Justice Services

The Community Reintegration Worker is able to facilitate access to specialized community based programs and prevention services that facilitate healthy and positive reintegration in to the community. This is applicable for those individuals who are incarcerated and anticipating release, and vulnerable individuals in the community who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, and or who may require additional and unique community supports. After completing a brief assessment to determine ones’ acuity, needs and establish goals, the worker can connect individuals to various resources including the agency’s current programs and services. The program has established designated drop in days and times at the Barrie and Orillia office locations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 1:00PM. The worker has also partnered with various community agencies to deliver drop in services where the client need is the highest. The program addresses barriers that may include: access to housing, ID replacement, healthcare and doctor referrals, case management and counselling services, education and employment direction, and financial literacy, including access to Ontario Works and Disability Supports. The worker often starts the process providing assistance to those incarcerated, and in connection with the institutional worker develops discharge plans and community supports directly upon release. Currently, the service id offered in Barrie and Orillia, with expansion to Midland and outlying areas.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Main Office
80 Bradford St. – Unit 336
Barrie, ON
L4N 6S7

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Reintegration Services

Simcoe and Muskoka / Adult / Justice Services

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Reintegration Services

Simcoe and Muskoka | Adult | Justice Services

The Community Reintegration Worker is able to facilitate access to specialized community based programs and prevention services that facilitate healthy and positive reintegration in to the community. This is applicable for those individuals who are incarcerated and anticipating release, and vulnerable individuals in the community who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, and or who may require additional and unique community supports. After completing a brief assessment to determine ones’ acuity, needs and establish goals, the worker can connect individuals to various resources including the agency’s current programs and services. The program has established designated drop in days and times at the Barrie and Orillia office locations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 1:00PM. The worker has also partnered with various community agencies to deliver drop in services where the client need is the highest. The program addresses barriers that may include: access to housing, ID replacement, healthcare and doctor referrals, case management and counselling services, education and employment direction, and financial literacy, including access to Ontario Works and Disability Supports. The worker often starts the process providing assistance to those incarcerated, and in connection with the institutional worker develops discharge plans and community supports directly upon release. Currently, the service id offered in Barrie and Orillia, with expansion to Midland and outlying areas.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Orillia Branch Office
17 Colborne Street E
Orillia, ON
L3V 3L3

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Reintegration Services/Aftercare

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Reintegration Services/Aftercare

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Justice Services

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Reintegration Support Services / Community Partnerships

Windsor and Essex County / Youth / Justice Services

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Reintegration Support Services / Community Partnerships

Windsor and Essex County | Youth | Justice Services

This is a program funded by MCCSS and provides services and programs to assist in the reintegration and rehabilitation of justice system involved youth. The program is designed to support and encourage youth to successfully reintegrate into the community by providing the necessary support and guidance for them to prosper in society.

John Howard Society of Windsor-Essex County: Main Office
275 Oak St.
Windsor, ON
N9A 5E5

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Remote Community Intervention Program

Thunder Bay / Youth / Justice Services

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Remote Community Intervention Program

Thunder Bay | Youth | Justice Services

The Remote Aboriginal Intervention Program works in partnership with First Nation Communities to assist youth in conflict with the law. The program is currently delivered in Eabemetoong, Weagamow, Webequie and Long Lake #58 First Nation.
Each community has a Remote Community Intervention Worker (RCIW) that works closely with youth to support them through their completion of court ordered sanctions. The RCIW will facilitate culturally appropriate programming and activities that engage youth in addition to promoting positive responses to the challenges the youth face in the community. Our Aboriginal Youth Counsellor provides clinical counseling to youth referred to the program by the probation team. Some key components and goals of the program include:

Responsivity to Aboriginal Cultural Issues:
• To develop, organize and involve young persons in appropriate community program activities (i.e. community service orders, restitution and extrajudicial sanctions), encouraging the use of more traditional alternatives wherever possible.
Community Development:
• To develop community awareness and provide input and participation in community youth justice program activities.
• To model positive behaviour in the community and strive to engage clients in activities that will benefit the community as a whole.
Support Services:
• In conjunction with the Case Manager, assist in the referral of youth to appropriate agencies, programs and services for support, treatment, counseling, etc. in accordance with the Case Management Plan.
• To assist with discharge planning for young persons in custody, including the provision of information relevant to reintegration leaves or discharge plans.
• To assist referred youth to develop short- and/or long-term plans/goals related to the Case Management Plan.
• To act as a community contact for ongoing communication between the Case Manager and community representatives.

John Howard Society of Thunder Bay: Main Office
315 S. Syndicate Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 1E2

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ReSet Supports

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Housing

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ReSet Supports

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Housing

In partnership with City of Kawartha Lakes, team provides counselling and supports to individuals housed throughout Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Individuals are referred to the program by the City of Kawartha Lakes, and not self-referred.



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Residential Program

Durham Region / Youth / Community Services

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Residential Program

Durham Region | Youth | Community Services

Structured and supportive residential services for youth age 15 to 24 (Oshawa and Whitby locations). Participants benefit from learning about budgeting, time management, menu planning, job keeping, food preparation, communication skills, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and more. Each participant has an individualized action plan and counselling support. Funding is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and the Region of Durham Housing Services.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

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Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP)

Thunder Bay / Adult / Community Services

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Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP)

Thunder Bay | Adult | Community Services

The JHS residence offers interim housing to nine women and 39 men in our rehabilitative treatment facility. These individuals are currently involved or at risk of becoming involved in the Criminal Justice System.
By providing a safe place to reside, individuals are confident that their basic needs will be met and they can focus on addressing the underlying factors that have put them at risk. We develop care plans for each residential client using evidence-based criminogenic risk assessment tools to ensure that each plan not only addresses problematic behavior, but builds on strengths the client already has, and that will protect them against future criminal involvement.
Areas we address in risk assessment and care plans include resident’s criminal history and history of violence, strength of family relationships and social networks, ability to access financial and other resources, history of substance use, employment and vocational history, educational background, social and cognitive skills, and mental health status. Addressing these underlying factors through assessment and specialized programming helps to equip our residents to maintain housing, avoid (repeated) conflict with the law, build stronger relationships with their families and communities, and further their educational and vocational goals.
The JHS residence is also a Community Residential Facility for the Correctional Service of Canada. Currently there are eight rooms accessible to individuals on Federal Parole in Thunder Bay. Each client is responsible for attending regularly scheduled meetings with their case worker as part of their conditions of residence. Case managers monitor each client’s progress toward the goals laid out in their care plan and collaborate with community service providers to make appropriate referrals on a case-by-case basis.

We offer the following programming as part of residential treatment:
• Anger Management
• Anti-Criminal Thinking
• Life skills programming, including:
o Stages of Change
o The Art and Science of Job Searching
o Budgeting and Practical Money Skills
o Understanding Nutrition
o Healthy Relationships
o Options for Academic Upgrading
o Goal Setting
o Harm Reduction
o Self-Care
o Active Living
o Coping Strategies
• Recreational Programming

John Howard Society of Thunder Bay: Main Office
315 S. Syndicate Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON
P7E 1E2

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Residential Services

Kingston and District / Adult / Housing

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Residential Services

Kingston and District | Adult | Housing

Housing program that features 15 bachelor units designed to provide accommodation and support to recently released men. The goal is to provide residents with a stable, structured, and supervised independent living environment as they reintegrate back into the community. Residents have access to: residential support plans, housing support and advocacy, information and referrals, community resources, education and employment referrals, and assistance with housing searches.

John Howard Society of Kingston & District: Main Office
771 Montreal Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 3J4

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Residential Services

Kingston and District / Youth / Housing

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Residential Services

Kingston and District | Youth | Housing

Housing program that features 15 bachelor units designed to provide accommodation and support to recently released men. The goal is to provide residents with a stable, structured, and supervised independent living environment as they reintegrate back into the community. Residents have access to: residential support plans, housing support and advocacy, information and referrals, community resources, education and employment referrals, and assistance with housing searches.

John Howard Society of Kingston & District: Main Office
771 Montreal Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 3J4

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RESOLVE: Adult Anger Management and Emotion Regulation Program

Peel Region and Area | Adult | Community Services

This fee for service program originated from the New Leaf Program developed by JHS-Windsor-Essex. Program fees are based on a sliding scale. The program has been offered for more than 15 years to adult males and more recently to young persons (age 16+ years). The target groups are males, ages 22 and up for the adult program, and for youth, 16 to 21. The program teaches participants self-regulation and self-management skills that allow them to reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of their anger and subsequently, ends their patterns of aggression.
Offered on-site in all of Peel, Halton and Dufferin locations, the program has a Case Management component and consists of 12 group sessions with 1 to 3 pre-group meetings for intake and assessment purposes. The program includes a follow-up component. Participants must complete all sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion. Eligibility is based on the outcome of an intake assessment. Participation is voluntary, although most are seeking a program based on a required outstanding sanction (court, workplace or medical recommendation) that requires that a program be completed. Funding for this program may be provided in part by the United Way, by the user fees charged or through Ontario Works.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Brampton Branch Office
44 Queen St. E.
193 Main St. E
Brampton
Milton, ON
L9T 1N7

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RESOLVE: Program for Anger Management and Emotional Regulation

Peel Region and Area | Youth | Community Services

This cognitive-behavioural training program is designed to reduce anger, violence and emotional loss of control among youth, 13 to 24 years of age. The goal of the program is to provide youth with information about anger and other emotions and to teach them the skills necessary to reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of anger episodes. Facilitators will use psycho-educational instruction, role plays, discussions video and audiotapes, practical exercises, and homework exercises/assignments to convey new knowledge and skills to participants. This program is funded by United Way.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Main Office
44 Queen Street East
Brampton, ON
L6V 1A2

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Restorative Justice & Conflict Resolution

Thunder Bay / Youth / Justice Services

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Restorative Justice & Conflict Resolution

Thunder Bay | Youth | Justice Services

The Youth Restorative Justice & Conflict Resolution program, also known as On-Track, is currently offered at Geraldton Composite High School (Geraldton) and Westgate Collegiate & Vocational Institute (Thunder Bay). This program aims to resolve in-school conflicts through peer mediation, while supporting students experiencing mental health issues. It encourages youth to be accountable for their behavior while encouraging pro-social outcomes.
The On-Track Program offers support for mental health and addiction concerns, and teaches problem solving/conflict resolution skills. Youth attending the high schools are trained as Peer Mediators and assist in finding a resolution to problems and conflicts that arise between students. The coordinator of this program helps students develop their skills as mediators, and forges partnerships in the community to ensure youth have access to support services.

Geraldton – Indigenous Student Support Program
500 2nd St. W.
Geraldton, ON
P0T1M0

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Restorative Justice Practices

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Justice Services

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Restorative Justice Practices

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Justice Services

Restorative Approach practices have been proven to be a valuable tool in reducing conflict and repairing harm across a diversity of groups and situations. These practices can have a positive effect in reducing the frequency and the severity of individuals becoming justice-involved while reducing costs and processing time. It is a process that invites all parties involved and affected by the conflict. The harmed and the harmer willingly participate in a conversation or circle, with the goal of repairing harm, and having each party feeling heard and validated. Both the harmed and the harmer rate restorative processes as fair and satisfying when resolving conflict. Restorative Practices can include a facilitator for two individuals or a large group. Examples of cases that can be referred are landlord/tenant, student/student, business/customer, and neighbour/neighbour. This program is offered on a fee-for-service basis.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Restorative Justice Practices

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Youth / Justice Services

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Restorative Justice Practices

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Youth | Justice Services

Restorative Approach practices have been proven to be a valuable tool in reducing conflict and repairing harm across a diversity of groups and situations. These practices can have a positive effect in reducing the frequency and the severity of individuals becoming justice-involved while reducing costs and processing time. It is a process that invites all parties involved and affected by the conflict. The harmed and the harmer willingly participate in a conversation or circle, with the goal of repairing harm, and having each party feeling heard and validated. Both the harmed and the harmer rate restorative processes as fair and satisfying when resolving conflict. Restorative Practices can include a facilitator for two individuals or a large group. Examples of cases that can be referred are landlord/tenant, student/student, business/customer, and neighbour/neighbour. This program is offered on a fee-for-service basis.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Saint John Bosco Achievement Centre

Ottawa / Youth / Education and Employment

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Saint John Bosco Achievement Centre

Ottawa | Youth | Education and Employment

The Saint John Bosco Achievement Centre (JBAC) is a program provided in partnership with the Ottawa Catholic School Board and youturn youth support services. Our shared vision is to provide a unique and specialized educational program to justice-involved youth that matches their needs and complexities.
The goal of this program is to reduce youths’ risk of ongoing and future involvement in the justice system by supporting their educational achievement and, subsequently, their vocational interests and success; and increasing their participation in positive and structured activities. These are two areas in which these youth have typically experienced significant struggles.
The program staffing model, supported financially through the Ottawa Catholic School Board and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, includes one full-time teacher and one full-time youth counsellor. JBAC is affiliated with Immaculata High School.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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School Based Mediation and Restorative Practices

Peterborough | Youth | Community Services

A new program with local secondary schools to support youth to develop mediation and restorative practices within the school environment. Youth are trained in mediation and restorative practices in order to develop and/or improve on their leadership, communication and problem solving skills. Healthy communication leads to healthy relationships and skills developed are transferable to improve relationships within families, friendships and workplaces.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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School Suspension Program

Peterborough / Youth / Education and Employment

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School Suspension Program

Peterborough | Youth | Education and Employment

Providing services to students from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (Peterborough County only) who have been suspended for more than 20 days. JHS staff supports the non-academic component only. Funding for this program is provided by the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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School-Based Crime Prevention Programs

Waterloo and Wellington / Youth / Education and Employment

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School-Based Crime Prevention Programs

Waterloo and Wellington | Youth | Education and Employment

Communicating Our Perspectives and Emotions Successfully (COPES) is a school-based program for students who have displayed impulsive and aggressive behaviour within the classroom and as a result, have difficulty interacting appropriately within a school setting. Working in small groups over a period of 8 to 10 weeks, the program attempts to assist these students to develop coping skills to better handle stress and to increase their awareness of the causes and consequences of their behaviour. Youth enhance their problem solving skills, learn productive ways of managing their anger, and are better able to understand their emotions and control their behaviour. COPES is designed for youth aged 12 to 16, and is currently offered in senior elementary and high schools, as well as community settings. This program is funded by local United Ways.
Bullying Prevention/Social Competency Programs offered to primary and junior grades are intended to empower children to prevent bullying, and when it occurs, to identify it as such and be able to intervene and obtain appropriate assistance to prevent it from escalating. Topics covered include: general information about bullying, self-esteem, assertiveness, problem solving, understanding and appreciating diversity, understanding feelings, communicating effectively, building empathy, cyber-bullying, and being a friend. Sessions include role-playing, games, activities, stories, songs and puppets. Separate content has been created for primary and junior grades and content aligns with Ministry of Education curriculum requirements. Sessions are offered over a few weeks to multiple classrooms in the same school to promote school-wide gains. An evaluation study completed in 2016 showed the program has positive impacts for children in changing both cognition and behaviour. This program is funded by local United Ways.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Seniors Restorative Justice Committee Project

Hamilton Area / Adult / Justice Services

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Seniors Restorative Justice Committee Project

Hamilton Area | Adult | Justice Services

Committee comprised of trained senior volunteers who mentor other seniors/older adults who have committed an offense in the community. The committee works with the offender to determine appropriate restitution consistent with restorative justice practices.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Services in Court and Detention: Community Reintegration Worker

Ottawa | Adult | Justice Services

JHS Ottawa, in partnership the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC), provides a Community Reintegration Worker to assist men in the remand population and those recently released to prepare for their return to the community.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Sex Trade Housing Support Program (STHS)

Durham Region | Adult | Housing

STHS provides support to individuals and families who are involved in or effected by the sex trade to maintain long term housing stability through voluntary, coordinated and unique individual and group focused support services designed to increase their social, life, and employability skills. This program assists male, female, and transgender sex trade workers in the Durham Region who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. It is inclusive of youth, adults, persons with disabilities, persons with addictions and mental health issues, persons involved with the criminal justice system and victims of domestic violence. An individual who occasionally trades sex for cash, shelter, etc. may not view themselves as “a sex trade worker.” This person is still eligible for the program. Referrals can be made to the Outreach worker who will then complete an intake. If appropriate for service, an individualized service plan is created. The STHS is funded by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy Outreach Communities Initiative, through the United Way of Durham Region.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Shelter Diversion

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Adult / Housing

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Shelter Diversion

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Adult | Housing

This program provides daily on-site support to the shelter residents to reduce emergency shelter living, and increase the likelihood of long-term housing retention. Staff also assist individuals/families in housing crises to access resources within the community that can assist them in managing their tenancy, and broker additional long-term support through external referrals as required. A housing Help Kit and housing listings are distributed to the community frequently. This program is funded by the District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Shoplifting Education Service

Sudbury / Youth / Justice Services

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Shoplifting Education Service

Sudbury | Youth | Justice Services

This service differs from a victim awareness service in that it deals specifically with shoplifting as a criminal act and not just an action against another person/group/organization.
This service consists of an initial assessment with each person referred to the service. This is followed by a group session and a follow up contact one month after the group session. The group session does have aspects of awareness of the victim but is primarily concerned with shoplifting as an act that it wrong and must cease. Presentations at this session are made by a representative merchant or merchant association that that provides hard data about shoplifting and its effects for the merchant. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Skills Development Department – Outreach Literacy and Pre Employment

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Adult / Education and Employment

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Skills Development Department – Outreach Literacy and Pre Employment

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Adult | Education and Employment

Outreach Literacy is a community-based program that provides literacy basic skills training for adults. Services are provided in with City of Kawartha Lakes and within Haliburton county. Pre-Employment Counselling is a skills-based program to assist people to find employment with a criminal record, and for those who have experienced personal challenges. Participants in this program will learn specific skills required to obtain and maintain employment. This program is offered in a variety of settings throughout Kawartha Lakes including the Central East Correctional Centre.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Main Office
22 Peel Street
Lindsay, ON
K9V 3LN

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SNAP-YJ-12 Session Module

Simcoe and Muskoka / Youth / Justice Services

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SNAP-YJ-12 Session Module

Simcoe and Muskoka | Youth | Justice Services

This program is for males between the ages of 12 and 17 who are involved in the Youth Justice System. The SNAP strategy involves learning to identify physiological responses and emotional triggers, calm your body and challenge cognitive distortions/thinking errors replacing with coping statements, in order to move forward and explore socially appropriate solutions/plans. This program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka: Main Office
80 Bradford St. – Unit 336
Barrie, ON
L4N 6S7

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Social Skills Training

Sault Ste. Marie and District / Youth / Education and Employment

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Social Skills Training

Sault Ste. Marie and District | Youth | Education and Employment

Communication skills workshops are offered through Fee for Service to employer groups and also integrated into several programs at the agency for unemployed and at risk individuals. The curriculum is altered as needed and sessions relate to the participants personal needs. Sessions include but are not limited to: problem solving, thinking skills, anger management, giving and receiving feedback, conflict resolution, risk taking, attending/listening, goal setting and stress management.

John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie: Main Office
27 King Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 6K3

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Stratford Jail – Institutional Visiting and Reintegration Program

London and District | Adult | Justice Services

The John Howard Society of London and District provides regular visits at the Stratford Jail to provide information, counselling, advocacy and support to assist individuals with reintegration planning. Individuals are connected to community resources to access additional support. Follow-up is offered to facilitate the individual’s successful reintegration into the community.
Stratford Jail Institutional Visiting and Reintegration Program is funded by United Way Perth-Huron.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Strengthening Families for the Future

Niagara | Youth | Family

This is a prevention program for families with children of all ages who may be at risk for substance misuse, depression, violence, delinquency and school failure. Strengthening Families is effective because it involves the whole family.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Sudbury Youth Rocks Music Program

Sudbury / Youth / Justice Services

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Sudbury Youth Rocks Music Program

Sudbury | Youth | Justice Services

The objective of this program is to allow young offenders free access to music equipment with the assistance and instruction from seasoned musicians. This setting will allow participants to learn at their own pace and form a team with other youth that share common interests. Young persons, ages 10 to 17, alleged to have committed an offence or who are at risk for criminal involvement can participate in this program. The participants form a rock band from the outset and then play at community events. The Sudbury Youth Rocks Music Program allows its members to give back to the community in a positive way and offer a rewarding environment for youth at risk. Funded by the John Howard Society of Sudbury, Sudbury Community Foundation, Long and McQuade Music, donations and performance fees.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Summer (YJCS)

Niagara / Youth / Education and Employment

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Summer (YJCS)

Niagara | Youth | Education and Employment

This is the second component of the new Youth Job Connection (YJC) program, which launched in October, 2015 to provide youth experiencing multiple and/or complex barriers to employment with more intensive employment supports beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities. YJCS provides summer, part-time and after-school job opportunities for high school students, aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenging life circumstances and may need support transitioning between school and work. YJCS complements the year-round component of YJC, which is aimed at youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education or training and are experiencing multiple barriers to employment.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Support for Youth Program

Belleville and District / Youth / Community Services

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Support for Youth Program

Belleville and District | Youth | Community Services

A community based intervention program for youth 12 to 17. Referrals can be made by police officers, lawyers, the courts, schools, community agencies, and family members. The goal of the program is to provide supports to the family and youth to reduce the risk of youth entering the criminal justice system. Case management is provided to assist in dealing with the issues the young person and family is facing. Crisis counseling is provided by phone or in personal meetings. Funded by private donations.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Supported Housing of Perth Program (SHOPP)

London and District | Adult | Housing

The John Howard Society of London and District has collaborated with the City of Stratford Social Services Department, Choices for Change, Optimism Place Women’s Shelter and Support Services and Stratford/Perth Shelterlink to offer the Supported Housing of Perth Program (SHOPP). The program is a highly collaborative Housing First program serving the City of Stratford, Perth County, and St. Mary’s. The program provides housing assistance and wrap around support services to people who are experiencing homelessness.
The program assists participants with housing stability and social inclusion, and offers mobile intensive case management services, portable housing allowances and other supports as necessary.
This program is funded by the City of Stratford.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Supports in Social Housing

Ottawa | Adult | Housing

In partnership with Ottawa Community Housing and the City of Ottawa, JHS Ottawa (using a housing-first model) provides case management supports for single men who require intensive support to retain housing. The clients have a history of incarceration and homelessness and may have persistent mental illness and /or addictions or cognitive issues.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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System Navigator

The Systems Navigator is responsible for providing case management to support community reintegration for individuals recently released from a correctional facility. The Systems Navigator helps individuals connect with appropriate services, provides guidance and maintains regular contact to ensure the individuals are supported and connected as they reintegrate into their community post-release.

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin: Halton Office
193 Main St. E.
Milton, ON
L9T 1N7

Taking Charge: Women’s Self-Management Program (TC)

Windsor and Essex County / Adult / Community Services

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Taking Charge: Women’s Self-Management Program (TC)

Windsor and Essex County | Adult | Community Services

The Taking Charge Program (TC) consists of ten, one on one/or group counselling workshops (one hour each) for women age 18 and up. It deals with subjects such as self-esteem, co-dependency, healthy/abusive relationships, stress management, family violence, drugs and alcohol, parenting skills, personal finance, community resources, and community integration. The program is based on behaviour modification and awareness, and helps to educate women in the areas of life skills and coping mechanisms. Self-referrals or agency referrals are welcome. This program is fee for service.

John Howard Society of Windsor-Essex County: Main Office
275 Oak St.
Windsor, ON
N9A 5E5

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The Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Niagara / Youth / Education and Employment

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The Canada-Ontario Job Grant

Niagara | Youth | Education and Employment

The objective of the grant is to support workforce development and encourage greater employer involvement in training through cost-sharing arrangements to train individuals. Through employer-led skills training, the grant also provides individuals with the skills necessary to maintain employment and advance in their careers.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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The Connection Point

Belleville and District / Youth / Community Services

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The Connection Point

Belleville and District | Youth | Community Services

A program providing qualified instructors offering quality programs. JHSBD provides low or no cost programming for youth on site and in the community. Programs are run after school and during the evening and are aimed to provide interesting and pro social ways to address current youth interests. Programs include a boxing club, Cocoon Art Centre, and a music program that provides youth with modern equipment to enhance and develop music skills (based on availability). Instructor positions enable youth and young adults to run a program with support, assistance, and a centrally located venue.

The Gym & Fitness Club Inc.
421 Dundas St W
Trenton, ON
K8V 3S4

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Time for Change

Ottawa / Youth / Justice Services

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Time for Change

Ottawa | Youth | Justice Services

Time for Change (T4C) is an initiative dedicated to male and female young adults, adults and their families who are impacted by gang involvement.
T4C Supports & Services:
• Education & Training: marketable skills
• Employment: job-readiness & placements
• Safety & Stability: security of self & income to meet individual/ family needs
• Housing: stability & satisfaction
• Counselling & Health Services: access, options, sensitivity
• Family Reunification: resources for relationships
• Community Engagement: cultural, spiritual, & religious support
• Mentorship: access to knowledge, situations, or networks
This project operates in partnership with Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), youturn youth support services, and is funded by the City of Ottawa in partnership with Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO).

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Toll-Free Institutional Phone Line

Toronto / Adult / Justice Services

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Toll-Free Institutional Phone Line

Toronto | Adult | Justice Services

Incarcerated individuals across Ontario are able to get referrals to local bail programs, addiction services, post-incarceration housing programs and more by connecting with us at 1-866-265-4434.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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Towards a Healthy Future

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Youth / Education and Employment

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Towards a Healthy Future

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Youth | Education and Employment

Life skills and education-based cooking program for youth and families experiencing poverty and food insecurity. This program is accessible for both younger children and parents. Participants are provided with all necessary ingredients and recipes as they learn about nutrition, cooking, and food safety.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Youth Centre
370 Kent Street – Unit 18
Lindsay, ON
K9V 6GB

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Transitional and Supportive Housing Program

Ottawa | Adult | Housing

In response to a need identified by JHS’ Board and staff with encouragement from the Ottawa Police Services, three residences are available to provide monitoring and support for ex-prisoners who have been determined to be “high risk/need releases.” A total of 46 beds are available, including 37 independent studio apartments and 9 rooms where residents share kitchen and bathroom facilities.
The goal is to provide safe, affordable housing for the period immediately following release, during a time of crisis, or while completing Drug Treatment Court, sex offender or mental health treatment. While providing residents with stable accommodation, JHS staff work with individuals towards longer term housing and employment related goals. Residents are expected to pay $340 per month in rent from their Ontario Works benefits. Monitoring and support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with periods of residency ranging from three months to several years. There is also a follow-up period of support for at least 3 additional months. Residents move on when their conditions of release permit them to do so, and when they find safe, affordable housing.
Current funding includes per diem contracts with the Correctional Service of Canada (20 beds), Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (14 beds) and Ottawa Drug Treatment Court (4 beds). The funding is secure and negotiations are underway to include a mental health per diem contract.
Assessments and case planning are conducted and all services and supports are offered on a one on one basis. Residents may also be escorted by staff to medical or treatment appointments and some bus tickets are available. A food bank is accessible to all residents who may stay voluntarily, although leaving the residence would cause problems with both the drug treatment court judge and probation/parole supervisors.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Transportation Program

Hamilton Area / Adult / Family

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Transportation Program

Hamilton Area | Adult | Family

Offers low cost, twice-per-month transportation for visitors to the federal institutions in the Warkworth and Kingston areas. Operated primarily by volunteers, allows for direct family contac that would not ordinarily be possible.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Urban Connections

Ottawa / Adult / Education and Employment

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Urban Connections

Ottawa | Adult | Education and Employment

This free program responds to an identified need in the community for “drop-in” literacy services for those who do not wish to register in a formalized program. It is open to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, including individuals living in poverty, facing mental health issues and/or learning disabilities. The focus of the program is on skill acquisition and the provision of literacy help to those that do not ordinarily have access to any educational services. Operating from 5 outreach sites (Centre 454, Capital Mission, Shepherds of Good Hope, The Well, St. Andrew’s Residence), the program consists of one, 3 hour session per week, within a drop-in program. These sessions may take place in both one on one and group formats.

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Victim Awareness Service

Sudbury / Youth / Justice Services

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Victim Awareness Service

Sudbury | Youth | Justice Services

This service consists of an initial assessment with each person referred to the service. This is followed by a group session and a follow up contact one month after the group session. The service is aimed at fostering greater understanding of what the victims of crime experience. The group session will assist the youth by challenging their thinking and assist them in re-evaluating their relationships with others, especially with the victims themselves. This service offers the participants alternative thinking and encourages in them a personal responsibility for their actions. Funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

John Howard Society of Sudbury: Main Office
204 Pine Street
Sudbury, ON
P3C 1X5

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Volunteer Probation Court Intake Program

Niagara | Youth | Justice Services

Situated in the courthouse in St. Catharines, this program provides an intake, information, referral and scheduling service for the Youth Probation office in St. Catharines. The Volunteer Court Intake Worker meets with the client directly after sentencing and completes an intake with the client, including processing the court acknowledgement document and setting up a next reporting date with their probation officer. Clients are directly linked to their probation officer through this service and provided with clear reporting instructions. This program alleviates the drop in traffic to the probation office and facilitates a seamless delivery of service for the offender directly after court.

St. Catherines Courthouse
59 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON
L2R7N8

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Volunteer Program

Hamilton Area / Adult / Community Services

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Volunteer Program

Hamilton Area | Adult | Community Services

Volunteers can be involved in board and committee membership, planning and consultation, special events, fundraising, and in direct service.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Volunteer Program

London and District / Adult / Community Services

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Volunteer Program

London and District | Adult | Community Services

We are always looking for positive, educated and motivated volunteers to assist with the John Howard Society of London and District’s programs and services. You can get involved in any of the following programs and services: Reception/Front Desk, Counselling, Women’s Group, Indigenous Services Program, Bail Program, Institutional Services, Co-facilitate the Children’s and Teens Groups, Breaking the Cycle of Post-Incarceration Homelessness Program, or EMPower Employment Program.
As a volunteer, you will gain valuable experiences and a sense of satisfaction that you have made a difference in your community. By offering your time and services as a volunteer, you will not only be helping the individuals we work with, but you will also be benefiting your community and yourself.
Contact the Society’s Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Alegria at: (519) 518-5420 ext. 108 or volunteerprogram@jhslondon.on.ca to apply.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Windrose Supportive Housing Program

Ottawa | Youth | Housing

Windrose (WR) Supportive Housing provides affordable accommodation and support to homeless or unstably housed young woman (and their children), ages 16 to 24, who are justice-involved or at risk of being so.
WR provides young women an opportunity to access safe accommodations and utilize on-site supports to assist with their life goals. Through these on-site supports, young women are assisted in actively addressing their specific personal, social, vocational, and health-related needs. As well, they are supported in developing the resources, including skills and attitudes, necessary for a successful transition to adulthood. Young women who live at WR will have the responsibility of rent. All units at WR are one-bedroom units.
Services provided:
• Comprehensive assessment
• Supports and services from a gender-informed perspective to meet demonstrated needs in four major life areas: career, family, community and self
• Collaborative case planning
• Individual counselling and support
• Practical assistance
• Monitor and support of court conditions (if relevant)
• Referral and support to other community resources

John Howard Society of Ottawa: Main Office
550 Old St. Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON
K1N 5L5

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Women’s Anger Management Program (WAM)

Windsor and Essex County / Youth / Community Services

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Women’s Anger Management Program (WAM)

Windsor and Essex County | Youth | Community Services

The Women’s Anger Management group geared toward women age 18 and up. This ten session program has been developed to allow participants to understand and to deal with their anger problems. The program is based on behaviour modification and awareness, and helps participants to understand anger as an emotion, develop an awareness of negative and non-productive anger management styles, and to learn productive and positive anger management techniques. Self-referrals and agency referrals are welcome. Fee for service.


275 Oak St.
Windsor, ON
N9A 5E5

Women’s Group

London and District / Adult / Family

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Women’s Group

London and District | Adult | Family

The John Howard Society of London and District offers a weekly support group for women who have a loved one involved in the criminal justice system. The group offers women an opportunity to receive support through emotional crises, evaluate their relationships and receive relevant information about the criminal justice system. The women share common experiences and emotions in a confidential and non-judgmental setting and develop new coping skills. Through involvement with the group, women build friendships with other women and feel less socially isolated.
Please contact the Society to learn more or to schedule an intake at 519-438-4168.
This program is made possible through the generous donations of our community members.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Work Boot Program

Niagara / Adult / Education and Employment

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Work Boot Program

Niagara | Adult | Education and Employment

This program assists anyone in the community seeking employment and who is in need of work boots. These boots, provided at the St. Catharines’ office only, are used (steel-toed) and donated by the local General Motors plants. Individuals are often referred by local employment agencies as well as from other JHS programs. The main goal of the program is to eliminate one of the barriers to securing employment by providing proper footwear for the job. Access to these boots may be at any time during the regular 35 hour agency work week. Support and referrals to other services are offered as needed.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Youth Counselling Program (YCP)

York Region / Youth / Community Services

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Youth Counselling Program (YCP)

York Region | Youth | Community Services

The Youth Counselling Program is designed to build strengths, resilience and coping skills among youth. Through individualized one-on-one support, the Youth Counselling service provides free weekly sessions for youth to discuss issues affecting their lives. The counsellor will work collaboratively with the youth to enhance their understanding, overcome their challenges and meet their goals. Referrals can be made for youth experiencing the following: Mental health, Substance use, Relationship Conflict, Bullying, Stress, Criminal Justice Involvement, etc. This program is ideal for youth aged 11-29. Counselling is offered across York Region. Funding provided by the Regional Municipality of York and is available to you at no cost.

John Howard Society of York Region: Main Office
6600 Bayview Avenue – Unit 306
Newmarket, ON
L3X 1Z9

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Youth Court Support

Peterborough / Youth / Justice Services

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Youth Court Support

Peterborough | Youth | Justice Services

Staff attends court on a weekly basis in order to assist both the young person and their family in a variety of ways. These include: accessing Duty Counsel, understanding the court schedule and legal process, accessing a defense lawyer, informing on the changes in legislation (YCJA), program information about the services of the JHS and other community resources. Funding for this program is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Youth Justice Branch.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Youth Employment Pathways

Belleville and District / Youth / Education and Employment

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Youth Employment Pathways

Belleville and District | Youth | Education and Employment

JHSB has received an Ontario Labour Market Partnership (OLMP) grant to work with Youth, Employers, and Community Partners to help improve success in employment for barriered youth.

The Youth Employment Pathway project fosters collaboration between employers, youth, and service providers at all levels. Through this process, we will:
• Learn from youth what barriers exist to obtaining meaningful employment
• Learn from employers about challenges they face and best practices in hiring, training, and retaining youth
• Learn from community partners who support youth in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.
• Develop a series of powerful videos that will showcase youth with lived experience who have been successful in further education and employment.

These videos, as part of the youth training, will send a clear message of support to the youth and how they can be successful, too. This project is youth driven and youth led. Youth will be helping us to plan all aspects of the project. Our Youth Peer Mentor Program be involved in all areas including developing a series of videos targeted to youth. Youth who are involved will:

Receive training or support to help youth become employment ready or obtain a job.
Hear from and learn from employees about the important skills, attributes and behaviours that will help youth find and maintain jobs
Provide feedback to employers on what types of support would be beneficial
Employers will help inform and plan our project. Employers will benefit by:o Helping us to inform community partners, youth, and the advisory committee the areas where youth/employees can improve to have better outcomes in the workforce. This will help us to better support the youth. Discussions with and learning effective practices from other employers who have found success hiring and retaining employees including barriered youth. Community Service Partners will help plan and implement our project. Community Service Providers will benefit by:

Helping more barriered youth to navigate & engage in existing community services that provide training or supports
Participating in discussions with and learn effective practices from other community partners and employers who have found success in assisting youth to find & maintain employment
Our Employment Pathway team will connect youth with lived experience with employers to help problem solve, develop resources and positive connections. Through this process, we will develop a series of powerful videos that will showcase youth with lived experience who have been successful in further education and employment. These videos, as part of the youth training, will send a clear message of support to the youth and how they can be successful, too.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Youth Empowerment Program

London and District / Youth / Community Services

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Youth Empowerment Program

London and District | Youth | Community Services

The Youth Empowerment Program supports youth (males and females) aged 12-18 in developing leadership skills, critical awareness and opportunities to positively impact their own lives. The youth are involved in the design and implementation of the program activities, thereby “sharing power” with adults. The program assists youth to develop skills through exploration of teamwork, cultural diversity, critical thinking, peer relationships, family relationships, bullying, racism and other issues. The youth are introduced to positive role models through interaction with staff members and volunteers.
This program is funded by the Westminster College Foundation.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Youth in Transition

Durham Region / Youth / Community Services

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Youth in Transition

Durham Region | Youth | Community Services

The Youth In Transition Program assists youth aged 15-20 who are currently Crown Wards or require continued community support for youth of Durham Children’s Aid Society to transition successfully from care to independent living in the community by way of assisting with a variety of community resources for employment, housing, education and counselling.

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Youth in Transition

Waterloo and Wellington / Youth / Community Services

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Youth in Transition

Waterloo and Wellington | Youth | Community Services

There are only 50 Youth in Transition Worker positions in Ontario and they serve transitional aged youth coming out of the child welfare system who may or may not be justice sector involved. This program was launched in 2014. JHSWW completed for a contract to provide the program and is pleased to have been selected to deliver the program. JHSWW was one of the first agencies to have it up and running.
The program foregrounds individual coaching and psycho-educational supports for preparedness for successful transition into adulthood. Thus, the worker fosters the development of skills and strengths necessary for independence, including skills necessary for making smart, healthy and informed choices. More specifically, coaching and support addresses one or more of the following as needed using a client-centered, strengths-based approach: obtaining and keeping stable and safe housing, securing and maintaining employment, pursing the completion of secondary school credits and pursuing additional education or training, developing personal financial literacy and management skills, building healthy interpersonal relationships, and the importance of developing skills and engaging in activities that promote wellness (i.e., mental and physical health). Where required, support includes referral to and building confidence for clinical services to address early trauma. This program is offered in Waterloo Region and funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9

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Youth in Transition Worker

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton / Youth / Community Services

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Youth in Transition Worker

Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton | Youth | Community Services

Provides a variety of supports to youth aged 16-24 as they leave the care of CAS and transition into adult services. Counselors work with youth to connect them with education, employment, housing, health services, legal services, and other supports in their communities. This skills and goals based program guides young people towards healthy independent living.

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton: Youth Centre
370 Kent Street – Unit 18
Lindsay, ON
K9V 6GB

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Youth in Transition Worker Program

Belleville and District / Youth / Community Services

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Youth in Transition Worker Program

Belleville and District | Youth | Community Services

The program has been developed for youth who are leaving the care of the Children’s Aid Society. The YIT Worker encourages, supports and coaches the individual within their process of transitioning to adulthood. It is all about moving forward positively toward adulthood. Dream it, Want it, Do it. The program operates under a coaching model.

John Howard Society of Belleville: Belleville Youth Centre
19-21 Wallbridge Crescent
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3

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Youth Job Connection

Durham Region / Youth / Education and Employment

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Youth Job Connection

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

The year round component serves youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education, or training by providing intensive support beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities to enhance job readiness and success. The program components include: paid pre-employment training to promote job-readiness, job matching and paid job placements, with placement supports for participants, hiring incentives for employers, mentorship services and education and work transitions supports

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Main Office
75 Richmond St. West
Oshawa, ON
L1G 1E3

Youth Job Connection

Durham Region / Youth / Education and Employment

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Youth Job Connection

Durham Region | Youth | Education and Employment

The year round component serves youth aged 15 to 29 who are not in employment, education, or training by providing intensive support beyond traditional job search and placement opportunities to enhance job readiness and success. The program components include: paid pre-employment training to promote job-readiness, job matching and paid job placements, with placement supports for participants, hiring incentives for employers, mentorship services and education and work transitions supports

John Howard Society of Durham Region: Whitby Branch Office
114 Dundas Street East – Unit #200
Whitby, ON
L1N 2H7

Youth Job Link

Niagara / Youth / Education and Employment

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Youth Job Link

Niagara | Youth | Education and Employment

Youth Job link (YJL) is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment but could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market. YJL has been integrated into the Resource and Information component of the Employment Service, but features expanded, youth-focused offerings including career exploration and career management workshops as well as job search, readiness and matching assistance. While these services will be offered year-round, the majority of youth are expected to use them to help find summer employment.

John Howard Society of Niagara: Main Office
210 King Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 3J9

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Youth Justice Committee

Hamilton Area / Youth / Justice Services

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Youth Justice Committee

Hamilton Area | Youth | Justice Services

Trained community members who meet with victims, youth 12-17, accused of minor, non-violent offences and their parents, to negotiate an appropriate way for the youth to make amends for their actions. The Committee may develop and implement alternatives to formal court proceedings, either on referral by police or the Crown. Alternate interventions include community service, restitution, and counselling programs. All youth must accept responsibility for their actions, and apologize to the victim.

John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area: Main Office
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

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Youth Justice Committee/Restorative Justice Program

Peterborough | Youth | Justice Services

The Youth Justice Committee is a group of trained volunteer facilitators who facilitate restoratively based meetings between youth who have been referred and their victims. Restorative Justice is a way of viewing wrongdoing that puts the emphasis on repairing harm caused by conflict and crime using a collaborative and inclusive approach. It involves the participation of victims, the person who inflicted the harm and the community affected in finding solutions that seek to repair harm and promote harmony. Funding for this program is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Attorney General.

John Howard Society of Peterborough: Main Office
305 Stewart Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3N2

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Youth Outreach

London and District / Youth / Community Services

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Youth Outreach

London and District | Youth | Community Services

The John Howard Society of London and District has partnered with the Sifton Family Foundation to offer preventative counselling services to youth aged 13 to 18 who are at high risk of being unsuccessful in school. The program offers services to youth residing in London, Elgin and Middlesex Counties.
The John Howard Society’s social workers receive referrals of high-risk youth from educators, parents, probation officers, police and other social agencies. In addressing high risk behaviours presented by teens, the social workers offer counselling in the context of their school, peers, family and community. The Society’s social workers work collaboratively with other social service agencies to provide additional resources to the youth and their families.

John Howard Society of London & District: Main Office
601 Queens Avenue
London, ON
N6B 1Y9

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Youth Training to Employment (YT2E)

Toronto / Youth / Education and Employment

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Youth Training to Employment (YT2E)

Toronto | Youth | Education and Employment

This program helps all youth aged (15-30) to navigate through the labour market and to successfully transition into sustained employment. Participants will be paid an allowance equivalent to the provincial minimum wage rate, during Employment Skills Training and Employment Services.

John Howard Society of Toronto: Main Office
1669 Eglinton Ave West
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4

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