John Howard Society of Sarnia Lambton

Bail Verification and Supervision Program

The Bail Verification and Supervision Program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General. This program provides an alternative to incarceration while an accused is awaiting a court hearing for their charges.

There are two components to the program – verification and supervision. During verification, accused are interviewed at the courthouse to provide the Courts with verified, neutral and factual information to assist the Courts in determining eligibility for pre-trial release. Supervision of an accused person begins once the Courts release an accused from custody subject to their participation in the program. These individuals report to the agency regularly, completing risk assessments, individualized case plans, and receiving support leading up to their court hearing.