Welcome to John Howard Society of Manitoba

We now have a new supervisor for our bail program

The JHSM is pleased to announce that Sharon Perrault has been hired as the new supervisor of the Bail Assessment and Support Program effective August 11th, replacing Bob Godin who retired at the end of July.  Sharon has a wide range of experience working for community based organizations in the social service sector and various levels of government.  A former site manager for Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata, and director of operations for the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre in Winnipegandmost recently she was a member of the National Parole Board – Prairie Region for ten years where she took part in Elder Assisted as well as regular Parole hearings atcorrectional institutions across the Prairie region, including Rockwood, and Stony Mountain.  

 “ I am excited about working at the John Howard Society and within the Bail Program.  What a perfect fit for me and John Howard given our collective experiences working with  people  in conflict with the justice system”.  Sharon Perrault


Our Mission:

To address the causes and consequences of crime.


Our Vision:

Our vision is a safer and healthier community for all.


Our Practice:

We work primarily with men (18 and over), who have been or may be incarcerated, their families, victims of crime and the community to address the root causes of crime.  We offer programs, supports and resources, based on the principles of restorative justice, to our clients at their various stages of involvement with the justice system.

Our goal is to empower our clients, if found guilty, to take responsibility and be held accountable for the harm their actions have caused not just to the victims and the community but to themselves as well and to become engaged contributing members of society.

As well, we advocate on behalf of individual clients within the system and for effective, evidence-based and humane approaches to reducing crime and supporting those who are or have been in conflict with the law.


Artwork Credit:


We would like to thank the following artists who have contributed artwork to the John Howard Society Inside Scoop, which also appears on this site: 

Vince Currie;   Darren Brown;   Donald Sutherland