John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie & District

Bail Verification and Supervision Program

This program serves all people, ages 16 and up, accused of criminal offences and required to attend bail court. It provides information to the courts to speed up the court process. For those who qualify for bail, without the resources or support to meet bail conditions, we also offer supervision to those released while awaiting trial. Eligibility is determined by the JHS Court Worker. The program supports the reduction of delays in criminal court and represents a cost-effective alternative to remand in jail, by enabling the release of accused individuals. An assessment is completed upon release. The results of the assessment help the client and the Bail Supervisor in developing a case plan to address areas of concern that may have contributed to the alleged offence and/or be causing difficulty in a person’s life. Referrals are provided to other community agencies and resources to aid the client in reaching their goals.

This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.