John Howard Society of York Region

Adult Programs

PAR Program

The Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program is a 12-session Domestic Violence Court initiative that delivers a specialized community-based group intervention program to give individuals the opportunity to examine their beliefs and attitudes towards intimate partner violence and to learn non-abusive ways of resolving conflict.

This program is ideal for those 18 years and older.

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario; however, this program is also supported through fee-for-service. Fees are based upon one’s income and individual circumstances.

Contact information: 905-895-9943 ext. 200

tsamaroo@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca

Mindset

Mindset, our anger management program, utilizes techniques based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help increase your capacity to better understand and manage your anger and emotional responses in a more constructive and positive manner. This program can help to improve your self-regulation and self-management skills to help reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of your anger and subsequently, help support the end of any patterns of aggression.

This program is ideal for those 18 years and older.

This is a fee-for-service program, with fees based upon one’s income and individual circumstances.

Contact information: 905-470-0003 ext. 204

tsamaroo@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca

Reintegration Program

The Reintegration Program follows the APIC Model to provide case management, brief support, referrals to community resources and client advocacy to individuals and families who may have experienced contact with the law or are at risk. Individuals are supported in goal planning for their own personal objectives and assisted in navigating and accessing community resources. Through this program, we can also help determine your eligibility for a record suspension, formerly known as a Pardon, and can assist you with the application process.

This program is ideal for those 18 years and older who are residing in our planning to reside in York Region.

Funding provided by United Way Greater Toronto and is available to you at no cost. However, for Record Suspension application support, a fee is required.

Contact Information: 905-470-0003 ext. 204

tsamaroo@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca

Reintegration Program Brochure

The Criminal Record Hotline

The Criminal Record Hotline provides information and education on how one can move forward from their criminal record. Through this hotline, you can access education on what a record suspension is and the process, steps you can take while waiting to become eligible for a record suspension, information for people with non-conviction police records, requests for fingerprint and photograph removal from police databases, and US travel waivers.

Contact information: criminalrecords@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca

Direct Accountability Program

The Direct Accountability Program is an alternative to formal prosecution for people who have been charged with certain minor criminal offences. The program involves accused persons being held accountable through community-based sanctions.

Funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

Contact Information:

Newmarket Court 905-895-2950

Bradford Court 905-806-3367

Federal Diversion Program

The Federal Diversion Program is an alternative to formal prosecution for people who have been charged with certain minor criminal offences. The program involves people who have been charged with a federal crime being held accountable for their actions through community-based sanctions.

Contact Information:

Newmarket Court 905-895-2950