John Howard Society of Sudbury

Service: Criminal Justice Services

Description & Services
Description (Agency) The John Howard Society is an organization of citizens who accept responsibility for understanding and dealing with the problems of crimes and the criminal justice system
Description (Service) Provides various services including the following: 
  • Individual counselling and referrals to other resources 
  • Library Services for inmates 
  • Community Education through displays, discussions 
  • Guest speakers to speak on various topics
Institutional Visitation  
  • Visits people at the local jail in response to requests 
  • Advocates with legal aid and involvement with the family
Pre-Release Planning 
  • Meets with inmates, at their request, to develop an individual plan of action that can be followed upon release 
  • Develops a plan based on individual need and may involve networking and collaborating with service providers to assure assistance to clients 
  • Provides follow-up and support once released
Community Service Order Program 
  • Provides an option to jail sentences and can be a condition of a probation order for adult and youth offenders 
  • Works a specific number of hours of community service work 
  • Focuses on assistance for seniors, non-profit organizations, and physically challenged persons
Reconciliation Between Victims and Offenders  
  • Facilitates reconciliation between victim and offender where both parties are willing to undergo a group conference to discuss the offence, the effects of the offence on the victim and appropriate consequences for the offender
Youth Referral Project 
  • Determines the most appropriate consequences with the alleged young offender, parent(s)/caregiver(s), John Howard Society and the police
Anger Management Program 
  • Teaches people to use appropriate thoughts and actions to express anger 
  • Teaches skills to help understand themselves and how to identify and express their anger appropriately
Extrajudicial Sanctions/Enhanced Extrajudicial Sanctions  
  • Provides community based post charge sanctions for youth, outside of formal judicial proceedings, where a young person cannot be adequately dealt with by police cautions, warnings or referrals to community support programs
Summer Maintenance Crew  
  • Coordinates a free yard work service for seniors and those with physical challenges
Sudbury Youth Rocks Program 
  • Provides music lessons to youth who are at risk of conflict with the law or who do not have the opportunity to play a musical instrument and who want to learn music and join a band
Hours Tue-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Greater Sudbury
Boundaries Surrounding communities within the city limits
Eligibility Reconciliation Between Victims and Offenders 
  • Youth ages 12-17
Extrajudicial Sanction 
  • Youth ages 12-17
Sudbury Youth Rocks Program 
  • Youth ages 10-17
Application Call for more information
Languages English ; French ; American Sign Language (ASL)
Fees Program ; None - Youth Programs
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-673-9576
Fax 705-673-1543
Social Media Instagram Instagram
Primary Executive John Rimore, Executive Director
Located In Community Sudbury
Address 204 Pine St
Sudbury, ON P3C 1X5
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Intersection Pine St and Hartman Ave
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1960
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations