John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton

Site: Lindsay

Service: Extra Judicial Sanctions Program

Description (Service) An Extrajudicial Sanction is the most formal non-court response, ordered by the Court. A charge is stayed for one year while the young offender demonstrates accountability for their offence. The Extrajudicial Sanctions Program partners with the City of Kawartha Lake’s Youth Crown’s Office and Youth Justice Committee (YJC), to assist youth through a diversion program as an alternative to the formal court process. 
The youth are referred by the Youth Justice Committee or directly through the Crown’s Office to the John Howard Society’s Youth Intervention Centre. A youth facilitator works with the young person in regards to their specific sanctions to help him/her take responsibility for the offence, understand its impact and help repair harm.  
Individual sessions are voluntary and offered as five 1-hour psycho-educational sessions in the following areas: 
• Anger and Aggression Awareness, Substance Involvement, Property Crime Prevention, Healthy Relationships
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Program hours vary - please call for details
Areas Served Kawartha Lakes
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
Young people who committed a crime prior to their 18th birthday and accept responsibility for the crime. Young people must agree to participate in the program and have an opportunity to speak with a lawyer. A crown attorney will review the charge and disclose in court if the person is eligible for the program.
Application Yes for those appointed
Languages English
Fees None
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
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Parking Useable, Entrance Useable ; Not Accessible - Public Washroom
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-328-0472 ext 918
Toll Free Phone 1-888-665-6615
Fax 705-328-2549
Primary Contact Carla Cooper, Youth Services Coordinator, John Howard Society - City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton; Phone: 705-328-0472 ext 918; Fax: 705-328-2549; Email:
Alternate Contact Lois Powers, Executive Director, John Howard Society - City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton; Phone: 705-328-0472 ext 926; Fax: 705-328-2549; Email:

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