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John Howard Society of Sault Ste Marie and District

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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
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
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
Documents Required
No documents required
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Legal Status
(50) Non Profit ; (80) United Way
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
May 11, 2021