There are many services available for individuals in Moose Jaw.
Adult Alternative Measures
Alternative Measures refers to means other than formal prosecution of adults charged with less serious offenses, and not having a significant record of criminal involvement. The John Howard Society arranges a face to face meeting between the offender and victim. A mediated discussion takes place with the intent of resolving the conflict through a mediation agreement and hopefully deterring the offender from further criminal activity. Upon completion, the charge is withdrawn by the courts.
Community Justice Forum for Youth and Adults (CJF)
This process is based on restorative justice and community healing. A CJF is a safe environment in which an offender, victim and their families along with supporters are brought together under the guidance of a trained John Howard Facilitator. Together, they discuss the offense, how they have all been affected and jointly develop a mutually beneficial plan to restore the harm that was done.
Fine Option Program
Fine Option provides an alternative to paying out of pocket for certain fines. People are registered through one of our branches and then placed in a volunteer work arrangement with one of our community partners where they go to work off their fine. John Howard Society of Saskatchewan is the largest Fine Option provider in the province matching more than 2500 people with volunteer placements last year totalling more than 140,00 hours of volunteer support in the community.
Community Service Order for Adult and Youth
A court sentence alternative to incarceration. An individual is ordered by the court to perform a specified number of hours of community service. The individual is assessed, placed at a community-based organization and monitored by our placement officer. Upon completion, the court and the probation officer are notified.