Fine Options Program (Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw)
The Fine Options program provides an alternative to paying out of pocket for certain fines. If the fine qualifies, we arrange a volunteer work placement with one of our community partners. This program allows the fine to be worked off through volunteer labor, helping both those who are required to pay the fine, as well as the community.
Visit fineoptions.ca for more information and to register for the program.
Youth and Adult Community Service Orders (CSO) (Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw)
Our placement workers support individuals ordered by the courts to complete community service hours as part of their sentence. Once hours have been ordered, the individual meets with their Corrections worker and receives the referral to our program. The placement worker meets with the individual to complete the paperwork and pick a placement that best suits the needs of the individual. The placement worker tracks and monitors the placement and work being done, reporting back to the Corrections worker who then notifies the courts.
Adults Reintegrating in Community (ARC) (Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert)
This program is designed to increase service provisions to adult male offenders reintegrating into the community. The program assists in reducing recidivism rates of offenders referred to us, and increases community safety while they transition back into their community. Each client is to have a client centred case plan developed prior to release by the JHSS Reintegration Worker that is supportive and acknowledging of the Correctional Reintegration Plan. This plan will also include the clients recognized needs and wants within their transitioning.
Canadian Border Services Agency Partnership (Regina, Saskatoon)
Partnering with John Howard Society of Canada and the Canadian Boarder Services Agency, JHSS now offers supports to keep non-citizens who have been accused of a crime in community while they await trial.
Sooksiht Lodge (Regina)
Sooksiht Lodge is a 6 bed residency program for men over the ages of 45. The Lodge is a sober living home for those who have found themselves chronically homeless, involved repeatedly with the justice system, struggling with health concerns, and working to live a sober lifestyle and remain successfully housed while they transition back to community life.
Alternative Measures Program for Adults (Moose Jaw)
Alternative Measures refers to means other than the formal court process for adults charged with certain offenses as approved by the Ministry of Justice and the Crown Prosecutor. In order for an offense to be eligible for the program, adults are required to take responsibility for committing the offence. We then arrange a face-to-face meeting between offender and victim. A mediated discussion takes place with the intent of repairing harm and deterring the offender from further criminal activity. The goal is to address underlying issues and focus on education and information. Upon successful completion, the charge is withdrawn by the courts.
Extrajudicial Sanctions Program for Youth (Moose Jaw)
This program provides an alternative to the traditional court process for youth charged with offences set out as part of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. It offers youth the opportunity to make amends to victims and the community with a focus on the values, principles and processes of Restorative Justice. A mediated discussion takes place with the intent of repairing harm and deterring the youth from further criminal activity. The goal is to address underlying issues and focus on education and information. Upon successful completion, the charge is withdrawn by the courts. The program supports healing, reintegration, and the prevention of future harm.
Community Justice Forum for Adult and Youth (Moose Jaw)
This process is based on the principles of restorative justice and community healing. A Community Justice Forum is a safe environment in which an offender, victim and their families, along with supporters, relevant community members and professionals, are brought together under the guidance of trained facilitators. A discussion on how everyone was impacted takes place. Together an agreement is developed to aid in restoring the harm done.
Stop-Lift Program for Adult and Youth (Moose Jaw)
This program is designed for individuals who have been charged with theft or property offences. The primary focus is educational and informational, using a structured group process. The aim of the program is to create awareness in the offender of the impact of his or her actions on the victim, themselves, the community, and society at large. The program provides an opportunity for the offender to reflect on his or her development, discuss values and issues such as self-esteem, peer pressure, and decision making skills.
Crime Prevention Program for Youth (Moose Jaw)
This program is offered to elementary schools children attending grade four through eight. The program is aimed at reducing the likelihood of children becoming involved in criminal activity. The series of presentations focus on information and include educational activities about the justice system, the concept of criminal responsibility, conflict resolution, peer pressure and values.
Support for Incarcerated Individuals (Provincial)
At the heart of JHSS’s mandate is support and advocacy for incarcerated people and the families. Over the past year JHSS has been able to add a Public Legal Counsel position to our team. This position has greatly increased our ability to advocate for the needs and well-being of those we serve both publicly through advocacy and also within the prison system by adding legal representation for inmates to our list of services. We also offer support to inmates, family members, correctional staff, chaplains and community members inquiring about the criminal justice system and community support/resources through a toll-free support line, which you can reach by calling 1-866-584-2115.