This is a diversion program that reduces court time and criminal records for adults. The Crown reviews the charge, screens it for the program, and notifies the accused during court. The accused then meets with a JHS Worker who explains the program, discusses a sanction, and determines eligibility. To be considered for the program an individual must be willing to •accept responsibility for actions that led to the charge; •make amends for their offence through an assigned sanction; •complete an agreement, which outlines the sanctions to be met. If the person successfully completes the assigned sanction, the person will not have a criminal conviction registered. Sanctions can include community service; restitution; charitable donations; or attendance at our Anger and Substance Awareness Program. This program explores anger and substances, their effects on the mind and body, the costs/benefits of substance use, the benefits of change, and treatment options. This program is funded by the Ministry of Attorney General.
John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie & District