Welcome to John Howard Society of Manitoba
Direct to Community
We are pleased to announce a new focus in our Bail Assessment Support and Supervision Program. In addition to providing support and supervision in our bail residence, we offer “direct to community” bail support and supervision. All applications must come by way of a lawyer. See our bail program and more details here.
Record Suspension Guide
If you have a criminal record and have served your sentence, you can apply to have your record suspended. This guide included Frequently Asked Questions and a step-by-step outline of how to apply. See the full PDF here.
A resource to support loved ones: Through the Bars: A Guide for Visiting at Correctional Facilities in Manitoba.
In addition to detailed instructions on visiting procedures for 10 correctional facilities in Manitoba, the guide also has answers to 16 common questions vistors ask, plus 30 names and addresses of Winnipeg groups that provide community resources. See the full PDF here.
To address the causes and consequences of crime.
Our vision is a safer and healthier community for all.
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.
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