Welcome to the John Howard Society of Peterborough
In partnership with the community, to make Peterborough safer through prevention, education, reform, aftercare and treatment services for persons who are, or who have the potential to be, involved in the criminal justice system.
Who We Are
Since 1957, the John Howard Society of Peterborough has been providing services to individuals of all genders, youth and adults, who are in conflict or at risk of becoming in conflict with the law, their families, and the victims of crime.
Our goal is to help reduce the incidence of criminal behaviour through prevention, support, counselling, courses and programs and to better understand and cope with the criminal justice system.
The John Howard Society of Peterborough is affiliated with the John Howard Society of Ontario and the John Howard Society of Canada, and is one of 55 local John Howard Organizations across the country.
The organization’s roots go back to the 1770′s, when Englishman John Howard, a former prison inmate, made it his life’s work to improve prison conditions and initiate reforms to the criminal justice system in Britain and across Europe.
What We Have to Offer
How We Work
We’re here to help. Call us or drop by our office to find out more about what we do and how we can help you. You may also be referred to one of our programs by a friend, a family member, your employer, or by a police officer, judge, probation officer, parole officer or social worker.