It is important for those in custody to maintain strong links with their community during incarceration.
The John Howard Society of London and District provides weekly visits to the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre and the Stratford Jail to provide information, counselling, advocacy and support to assist individuals with reintegration planning. Individuals are connected to community agencies which provide addiction and mental health services. Follow-up is offered to facilitate the individual’s successful reintegration into the community.
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.
Stratford Jail Institutional Visiting and Reintegration Program is funded by United Way Perth-Huron, https://perthhuron.unitedway.ca/
Ontario 211, Community and Social Services Help Line, https://211ontario.ca/