John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin

Direct Accountability Program

This court-mandated program offers an alternative to prosecution for adults who have had limited involvement with the law. People who have been charged with minor offences can join this program and are held accountable for their actions through alternative methods, like community service or psycho-educational groups.

We do much more than simply act as their case manager to ensure that they complete their specified sanctions; by working closely with them, we are often able to identify other at-risk issues, such as homelessness or experiences with mental health, and offer support in their journey towards building a positive future.