Extrajudicial Sanctions Program & Extrajudicial Measures Program
John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area, Youth Services

Due to COVID-19, JHS programs and services will be offered on a remote basis at this time. Please get in touch with your JHS worker if you require additional information or call 905-522-4446 x221 and leave a message.

In partnership with the Hamilton Police Services, youth are diverted from the formal youth justice process while holding them accountable for their actions in a community context. A program of measures is designed for each young person that addresses their risks and needs as well as the needs of the person(s) harmed and the community. The outcome of each case is reported back to Hamilton Police Services. This program serves youth 12 to 17 years of age.

In partnership with the Hamilton Crown Attorney’s Office and Hamilton Youth Probation Services, youth move through a diversion program as an alternative to the formal court process. The young person is provided with sanctions (tasks) to complete as a means of holding them accountable for their actions while helping them recognize the impact of their behaviour on the person(s) harmed and their community. The youth’s strengths and needs are targeted to create an individual program with the intention of benefits to both the youth and their community.

654 Barton St E
Hamilton, ON
L8L 3A2
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Phone: 905-522-4446 x230


Age 11 years to 17 years; Serves youth 12 to 17 years of age.


Contact for information




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Primary Contact Person

Kim Gibson-Chalmers, Manager, Youth Services

Areas Served

Hamilton (City of); Burlington; and surrounding area

Agency Type

Non Profit