John Howard Society of Ottawa

Services in Court & Detention

Bail Verification and Supervision Program

The Bail Verification and Supervision Program is responsible for expediting bail and court proceedings; reducing failures to appear through supervision of clients; and assisting clients to initiate steps to remedy issues and problems that may have contributed to the alleged misconduct.

Eligibility: Contact the John Howard Society Bail Verification supervisor at the Ottawa Court House assessment and referral, or instruct your lawyer to visit the JHS court office at Ottawa Court House.

David Little, Bail Program Coordinator

Phone: (613) 789-7418
Address: 401 Bell Street South, Ottawa, ON K1S 4K5


Brian Monaghan, Ottawa Bail Supervisor – Ottawa Courthouse

Phone: (613) 239-1040

Address: Room 1060 – 161 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 2K1


Carolann Alford, Cornwall Bail Supervisor – Cornwall Courthouse

Phone: (613) 930-2228

Address: 329 Pitt Street, Cornwall, ON K6J 3R1


Chantal Cormier, Pembroke Bail Supervisor – Pembroke Courthouse

Phone: (343) 369-0701

Address: 176 Mackay Street, Pembroke, ON K8A 1C1


Mark Routliffe – Perth Bail Supervisor – Perth Courthouse

Phone: (613)200-7580

Address: Unit 139 – 179 Elmsley Street N, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2H8


Gloria Carnevale – l’Orignal Bail Supervisor – l’Orignal Courthouse

Phone: (613)282-5611

Address: Suite 101 – 444 McGill Street, Hawkesbury, ON K6A 1R2


Funding: This program is funded through the Ministry of the Attorney General

Mental Health Court Support Services

The Mental Health Court Supports Services provide support to individuals with significant mental health challenges who are facing charges before this specialized court. These individuals may be living in the community or remanded in to custody during their Mental Health Court involvement.

Contact: Kelly Cardinal, Mental Health Court Bail Supervisor

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 232

Direct Accountability Program

The JHS in partnership with the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ottawa Court House provides alcohol and drug misuse/addiction and anger management programming for post-charge, low-risk, first-time offenders, to address the underlying issues that contributed to their offending behaviour.

Eligibility: Contact Elizabeth Fry Adult Justice Worker for assessment and program referral at (613) 239-1117

JHS Contact: Benjamin Sears

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext.237

Funding: This program is funded through the Ministry of the Attorney General

Ottawa-Carleton Reintegration Services

The JHS, in partnership with the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, provides a Custody Outreach Support Worker to provide reintegration supports to the OCDC remand population and recent releases. The support worker is also available at the Ottawa Mental Health Court for ongoing support for Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre clients who are currently involved in court proceedings.

Eligibility: Male remand population at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

For more information, please contact:

Lucie Carriere, Custody Outreach Support Worker

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 233

Funding: Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services