This program responds to a need for alternative sentencing options for those charged with non-violent offences. It is open to anyone over the age of 18 who have been ordered to perform community service hours by the courts. The intent of the program is to provide an opportunity to repair the damage, while allowing participants to enhance their skills, through participating in work placements at non-profit agencies. Alternative community-based projects may be considered and approved by the JHS staff to accommodate a client’s needs while promoting the successful completion of the program. JHS staff also provide participants with referrals to other organizations, when needed for short-term counselling, as it pertains to their successful placement with an agency. This program is funded by the Ministry of Solicitor General.
John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie & District