John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton

Adult Programs

Adult Diversion Program

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

Community Service Order

A a court order for community based hours. The designated number of community service hours assigned by the court are completed within a specific time frame.

Direct Accountability Program

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

Institutional Services Program

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.

Intermittent Community Work Program

A community work alternative for adult males serving an intermittent (usually weekend) sentence who qualify based on strict criteria determined by the Ministry of the Solicitor General. Participants report to a designated correctional facility on Friday evenings, and spend the entire weekend in custody.

Skills Development (Including Community Based Learning Outreach Literacy and Pre-Employment Counselling)

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. For more information, please visit Outreach Literacy’s webpage at:  http://outreachliteracy.com/

Adult Transitional Housing

Housing for individuals transitioning into permanent residences. *Please note this house generally operates at capacity. Please contact our Adult Services office to inquire about availability*

Partner Assault Response

Specialized counselling and educational services offered by community-based agencies to people who have assaulted their partners.

What is the Difference?: Anger Management vs Domestic Violence Counselling

Anger Management

A program that assists participants to accept responsibility for their actions, develop effective problem solving and decision making skills, and learn strategies to control and change their behaviours. This program runs twice a year. *The next group begins in the fall. Please contact our Adult Services office for more information*