John Howard Society of Peterborough

Service: Youth Diversion, Restorative Justice Conferencing, Youth Justice Committee, Peterborough - Hunter St W

Record #: PET1899
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2022
Last Full Update: 13 Oct 2021


Description (Service) Youth Diversion works with police, courts, the community and schools to keep young people with minor offenses out of the court system. Goal is for the young person to repair the harm done and be held accountable for the offense.

Restorative Justice/Youth Justice Committee offers an alternative way of thinking about crime and conflict. Challenges the community to look at youth justice differently, to respond to crime differently and to seek new solutions to restore balance after a crime has been committed.
  • restorative justice focuses on holding the accused accountable in a meaningful way, repairing the harm caused by the offence and achieving a sense of healing for both the victim and the community
  • involves a face-to-face meeting between the victim, the accused and members of the community, led by trained volunteer facilitators
  • meeting helps the parties develop an understanding of the crime and each other, and of the steps needed to make amends
  • in most cases participation in the program diverts youth from going through the Criminal Justice System
People interested in volunteering should contact Reception

Service Details

Hours COVID19 Virtual appointments being scheduled. In person can be scheduled as needed.Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, evening appointments scheduled as needed
Areas Served Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility Age Requirements: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s);
Application Referrals are made by police services and Crown Attorney's offices
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
70 Hunter St W
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 3J9
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Intersection Hunter St and Sheridan St
Physical Access Partially Accessible - main floor is fully accessible, ramp and automatic door at front entrance

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-743-8331
Fax 705-743-8340
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Primary Contact Dana Hetherton, Manager of Justice Services
Mailing Address 305 Stewart St 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9J 3N2

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