Court Support

 The Salvation Army

 Correctional & Justice Services

Providing Ministry in the name of Christ and supporting those affected by the Criminal Justice System.

 
If you would like our assistance please make contact with us at the Court House.


 

HAND TO MAN

 

Since 1880, the Salvation Army has been involved in Correctional Services internationally, sharing a message of hope with people in prison and those affected by crime.  This is done through compassionate practical assistance and response to spiritual needs.

The Salvation Army Court Worker is present at The Ontario Court of Justice to assist you.  It is our desire to help minimize the stress; hardship and isolation that you may experience during your court appearance or while you are providing support to a family member, relative or friend.  This brochure explains some of the ways we can help.

Our Corrections staff will support those who request our assistance from the courtroom and into prison, through the process of probation or parole and on to freedom.  The Salvation Army in Peterborough is a bridge of support between prison and the community, keeping the lines of communication open in order to provide a means of restoration and healing for everyone affected by crime.

WHERE THERE’S A NEED….

WE CAN

·        Explain Court Room Procedures

·        Provide you assistance when speaking with Duty Counsel, the court room that your proceedings are being held in, and help with finding your lawyer

·        Sit with you in court (if time permits)

·        Offer placement & programs for Community Service Orders, Anger & Conflict Management and the Positive Lifestyle Program

 WE CANNOT

 ·        Give you legal advice

·        Give anything to a person in custody

 

Our hours at the Peterborough Ontario Court of Justice are from 9:00a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday thru Thursday.

 

Other Services Provided 

To an Inmate at CECC

·        Assistance with release plans

·        Referrals to Substance Abuse Programs

·        Chaplaincy Services

·        Keychange Program

·        Client assistance with practical matters such as clothing and reading glasses

·       Information regarding The Salvation Army services and resources available locally, provincially and nationally  

To the Accused

Support you while you are at Court by:

·        Making contact with family or others regarding bail hearings and surety, conditions upon release information, Salvation Army services and other community resources

·        Referrals to The Salvation Army Treatment Programs