John Howard Society of Durham Region
Mission: To reduce the impact of crime and its causes by providing a spectrum of effective prevention and intervention programs.
Main office: 905-579-8482, 75 Richmond Street West, Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 1E3

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Community Alternatives for School Suspension


About C.A.S.S.

The C.A.S.S. program is led by the John Howard Society of Durham Region in partnership with the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, and Clarington Catholic District School Board as well as the Kawartha Pine Ridge School board. This program is currently available in Clarington only, and runs from 9:00am to 2:30pm Monday through Friday for students who have been suspended for 6 days or more.

You've Been Suspended?

Suspension can be a difficult time for students, families and school staff. C.A.S.S. is a unique program for students to effectively utilize their long-term suspension / expulsion period through academic studies, community involvement and life skills development.

Now What?

Upon notification from your school principal, the C.A.S.S. Facilitator will meet with you the following morning at JHS with your Parent/Guardian to develop an Action Plan to arrange activities for the suspension period. When the plan is developed, we work with you to ensure that all goals are met and progress is tracked and reported to parents and principals.

Benefits of Community Alternatives for School Suspension


If you are a community agency looking for supervised volunteers to deliver flyers, help with events, organize donations or general clean-up & maintenance please contact us.

Maria Perrino, Office Manager
905-623-6814 x 24