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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Extrajudicial Measures

The EJM Program is designed for youth that fall under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (under the age of 18) as an alternative approach to the court system.

Young persons in conflict with the law, pre-charge, may be diverted to this service as a measure that helps the individual to better understand the impact and harm of their actions on others. Youth participate in a weekly group program to learn about the social, financial and personal costs of crime to themselves, their families, peers and community.

One to one counselling is included, and close communication with Durham Regional Police is undertaken to ensure program participants follow-through with expections and outcomes from the service.

For more information, contact the EJM Facilitator at