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John Howard Society of Sault Ste Marie and District

Direct Accountability

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Description
Offers alternative to prosecution through community-based sanctions; if successful, the person does not have to return to court and does not have a criminal conviction registered

Provides the following programs or sanctions:
  • Anger/Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program
  • Community service hours
  • Donation to an agency or organization
  • Restitution to the victim
  • Connects clients to local supports to address needs
Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1630
Tue
0830 - 1630
Wed
0830 - 1630
Thu
0830 - 1630
Fri
0830 - 1630

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Eligibility
Individuals 18 years of age and older who have been charged with minor criminal offences
  • Must be willing to accept responsibility for the actions that led to the charge
  • Must be willing to make amends for their offence through an assigned task or sanction
  • Must complete an agreement, which outlines the terms of sanctions to be met
  • Sanction must be completed within a 90-day window
Application Process
  • Individuals are notified by the Crown Attorney at their initial court appearance if they are eligible for the program
  • If eligible, individuals meet with the Community Justice Worker at John Howard who will explain the program and the sanctions
Fees
None
Documents Required
No documents required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit ; (80) United Way
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
May 11, 2021