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. The four programs held at the John Howard Society are the Stop Shop Theft Program, the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program, the Anger Management Program and the Anger and Substance Awareness Program. 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.