John Howard Society of York Region

Site: John Howard Society of York Region

Service: Court diversion, Reintegration support, Anger Management, Record Suspensions, HYPE, PAR

Record Details
Alternate Name JHS
Office Phone Newmarket 905-895-9943 * Markham 905-470-0003 * Direct Accountability Program 905-895-2950
Fax 905-895-0861
Primary Contact Christin Cullen, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Alex Blake, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 905-895-9943 ext 204; Email:
Primary Executive Christin Cullen, Executive Director
Funding Provincial - Trillium ; United Way ; Fees
Description (Service) programs to reduce crime, reduce the number of victims and repair the social and individual harm that crime causes, programs and services for reducing unemployment, isolation and poverty, circumstances that escalate rather than decrease the chances of re-offending

Court Diversion Program fee for service initiative * selected individuals with federal charges are provided with an opportunity to be diverted from the traditional court process while still being held accountable for the offence * sanctions may include Community Service Hours or programming as deemed appropriate by the Crown Attorney

Direct Accountability Program alternative to prosecution for adults 18 years and older who have been charged with minor criminal offences * involves accused persons being held accountable through relevant and meaningful community-based sanctions
Eligibility for the program is determined by the Crown Attorney’s office. Sanctions are determined either by a senior Crown Attorney or the Community Justice Worker and could include restitution, a letter of apology, volunteer work, a charitable donation, attending a program or presentation and/or entering into a Peace Bond

Record Suspensions Support support to obtain record suspension allows people who have made positive life changes to be freed from many of the negative impacts of having a criminal record * see website for details on process, eligibility and support available Reintegration Support Servicesprovides support to access employment, job and life skills, housing and food security to increase the capacity of individuals and families to work towards building economic independence

Anger Management Program eight (8) educational and therapeutic sessions utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and aims to support each participant’s unique goals * objective is to increase an individual’s capacity to understand and manage his anger Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program - 12 session program provides education and counselling services to individuals found guilty of a criminal offence against a current or former partner as well as information and support to the victims of these crimes

Healthy Youth Preventative Education (HYPE) Program - small group sessions promote healthy relationships and target a wide range of abusive and violent behaviours, high risk sexual behavior and addictions among adolescents, delivered in partnership with 360°kids

REACH program provides drop-in group based sessions, support and referrals to individuals to support them in engaging in healthier relationships * voluntary program
Hours Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * Specific program times may vary
Areas Served York Region
Boundaries York Region
Eligibility Any person impacted by the criminal justice system * HYPE for youth ages 12-25 * anger management for men only * court diversion and direct accountability programs eligibility determined by Crown Attorney
Application Call for information
Languages English - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications ; French - Website
Fees Service - fees calculated on a sliding scale/based on income ; None ; HYPE program is free, funded by Trillium * REACH program is free
Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
16600 Bayview Ave, Ste 306
Newmarket, ON L3X 1Z9
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Intersection Bayview Ave and Mulock Dr
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Anger Management ; Community Service Orders ; Domestic Violence Intervention Programs ; Ex-Offender Counselling ; Family Counselling ~ Families/Friends of Inmates/Ex-Offenders ; Record Suspension Assistance


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