John Howard Society Direct Accountability Programs

The direct accountability programs provide a community justice worker, who is at the court house daily. This worker works with the offender and the crown on referrals for diversion. This program is funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

The community justice worker works collaboratively to determine, implement and monitor sanctions, which may include:

  • community service work
  • letter of apology
  • charitable donation
  • restitution
  • referral to program options
  • or alternative service within the community

There are three programs which are educational and information in nature as part of this program:

  • alcohol and drug awareness
  • anger management
  • stop shop theft
Organizations that offer this Service
John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area
Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
9:00-17:00

Tuesday:
9:00-17:00

Wednesday:
9:00-17:00

Thursday:
9:00-17:00

Friday:
9:00-17:00

Saturday:
Closed

Website: johnhoward.on.ca

654 Barton St E
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2

Eligibility
  • Persons must be 18 years of age on the date of the alleged offence
  • The offence must fall within the schedule of offences acceptable for the deiversion
  • The Crown Prosecutor must grant the individual the opportunity to enter the program based on severity of offence, prior police contact and involvement with the Criminal Justice System
Areas Served
Hamilton
Fees
Fee
None
Languages
English
Language Note
Some translation services may be available
Application Instructions

Call the organization for access to this program.

Contact
Donna De Jong, Executive Director, John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington and Area
Age Range
18+
Last Full Update
February 9, 2021