Description (Service) The mission of the John Howard Society is "Effective, just and humane responses to crime and its causes." 
The Society offers many programs to families, parents, young offenders, inmates, homeless or under housed people, youths and adults.  
Programs include CORE (Traditional) Services which includes referral and direct service to inmates and families: 
* Adult Literacy- one on one Literacy Tutoring and small classroom instruction. We also offer computer use classes. 
* Attendance Centre- works with high risk youth offenders ordered by the court to attend. The program offers assessment and is developed specifically to meet the young person's needs. Guest speakers can be provided on criminal justice and crime prevention. 
* Community Service Orders- coordinates youth and adult offenders who, as a condition of their probation orders are required to perform community service 
* Direct Accountability- alternative to prosecution for eligible individuals who have been charged with minor criminal offenses. Persons are held accountable for their actions through community based sanctions. 
* Extra-judicial Measures- works with alleged Young Offenders and local Police instead of judicial proceedings. 
* Extra-judicial Sanctions- works with post charge youth in a diversion program 
* Institutional Services-refers to a range of direct services provided on request to inmates and their families. These services include but are not limited to, immigration, housing, identification, family support and weekly workshops. 
* Intermittent Community Work Program -arranges supervised placements where offenders can participate in community work projects as an alternative to serving an intermittent institutional sentence.  
* LEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance program)-Operated by the United Way of Simcoe County. LEAP provides emergency financial assistance to low income energy users. Clients who need to be assessed for help with utilities can call 1-855-487-5327 to initiate this assessment process. Once approved by United Way Simcoe, clients meet with a worker in the office here to complete an Intake process.  
*OESP (Ontario Electricity Support Program) -Operated by the Ontario Energy Board, this program gives a monthly credit to customers on their Hydro bills.  
* Partner Assault Response(PAR)- for men and women who use abusive behaviour to control their partners 
* Self Management Program (SMP) - help adults clients control anger and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills 
* SOS (Strategies; Options; Solutions- work with youth on areas such as: Conflict Resolution; Self Control and Emotional Self Regulation; Distorted Thinking and Beliefs; Stress Management; Anti-Theft, Healthy Relationships; Substance Education 
* Adult Transitional Housing - The John Howard Society has developed a unique model in providing transitional housing to individuals. 
*Youth in Transition Worker -developed in response to advocacy by youth who had prior involvement with the Children’s Aid Society. Supports are intended to assist youth in transitioning to adulthood. Youth are matched with a Case Worker who will support youth in working towards their personal goals in relationships, health and well-being, housing, employment, education, life skills, specific programming, and building connections within their communities.  
* Towards a Healthy Future - a FREE cooking program for youth ages 8-15 who are experiencing the effects of poverty in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County. The program includes elements of safe food handling, following recipes, kitchen safety, community connectedness, and family togetherness. 
* Section 23 Classroom
Service Details
Public Comments Information not confirmed since 2017
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and up
Application Yes
Languages English - cultural and language interpretation may be available
Fees Service - Some programs; call for details ; None ; Service - Some group programs; call for details others no charge
Address and Location
Located In Community Lindsay
Address & Map
31 Peel St
Lindsay, ON K9V 3L9
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Intersection Peel Street and Cambridge Street North
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Back entrance, Public Washroom ; Partially Accessible - Parking Useable
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-328-0472
After Hours Phone Voice mail
Fax 705-328-2549
Primary Contact Lois Powers, Executive Director; Phone: 705-328-0472 ext 926
Alternate Contact Joyce Pett, Director of Finance; Phone: 705-328-0472 ext 924

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