John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka


Attendance Centre

The Non-Residential Attendance Centre (NRAC) provides community programming consistent with the principles of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

Institutional Services

Assistance for offenders being released from custody to successfully re-integrate into society.


This program provides opportunities to contribute to local communities for adult offenders serving weekend sentences.

Community Service Order Program

Assisting adults who are court ordered to complete community service hours which must be completed for non-profit, charitable, or municipal agency.

Pardons and Record Suspensions

Assistance with Record Suspension applications

Preventative Measures Program

This program is available to males and females age 12 years and over.  Programs offered: Emotions Management, Substance Abuse Counseling, Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships, Conflict Resolution, Life Skills.

 Finding Employment with a Criminal Record

This program is available to males and females 18 years of age and older.  The program is intended to assist individuals who are having difficulty finding, obtaining and maintaining employment due to a criminal record.  FECR will provide individuals with an opportunity to share information and obtain the tools necessary to succeed in workforce and/or in their job search.

Reintegration Support Services

The Community Reintegration Program aims to accelerate the reintegration of criminally involved persons into the community and lower the rates of recidivism by facilitating access to community resources.

 ALL ABOUT YOUTH Mental Health Walk- In Program

The ALL ABOUT YOUTH mental health program provides free, walk-in counselling to youth ages 12-24 who are experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. Youth do not need to be involved with the criminal justice system to access this service and they do not need a health card or a referral. The service is offered in both the Barrie and Orillia offices. This program is made possible by funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The ALL ABOUT YOUTH Program has also just graciously received funding From The United Way Centraide Simcoe Muskoka Women’s Leadership Council to expand the program into the township of Stayner at the Clearview Community Centre.