The John Howard Society of London and District is under contract with the Ministry of the Solicitor General and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services to provide culturally relevant probation and parole supervision for Indigenous adults and youth.
The Society employs Indigenous workers who supervise sentence orders for Indigenous youth and 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.
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.