News from John Howard Society of Ontario

The John Howard Society of Ontario helps people who have either been in trouble with the law or are at risk of becoming involved in criminal activity. It is an organization of citizens who accept responsibility for understanding and dealing with the problems of crime and the criminal justice system.

To find local offices or programs and services near you visit the John Howard Society of Ontario website at: http://johnhoward.on.ca/find-services/

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John Howard Society of Ontario Releases New Report Outlining Plan for Decriminalizing Mental Health Issues in Ontario

The report says the province must stop relying on the justice system as a responder to people who have mental health issues, and it recommends ways to shift Ontario toward prevention.

Posted:
August 18, 2015

John Howard Society of Ontario welcomes new provincial police record check legislation

The provincial government has announced that there will soon be stricter limits on what police record checks can disclose in Ontario.

Posted:
June 03, 2015

John Howard Society of Ontario releases report outlining alarming trends around bail in Ontario

Bail in Ontario has drifted far from its legislated purpose, resulting in significant costs to taxpayers and more people involved in the criminal justice system, according to a new report from the John Howard Society of Ontario.

Posted:
September 05, 2013