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How We're Helping


Goals of John Howard Society of Brandon

  • To empower offenders, victims and the community through the process of restorative justice.
  • To promote reform of the justice system to one of restorative justice, which includes victims, communities and offenders.
  • To encourage active involvement of volunteers in responding to the issues of crime
  • To facilitate public awareness and dialogue regarding the causes of crime and possible solutions.

Restorative Justice Week at JHSBrandon

Inmate Art Show 19-22 November, call for details


2019 Chaplaincy Art Contest

This years theme "finding restoration"  Contest participants often contribute art work that humanizes the painful circumstance of incarceration through themes that reflect experiences to faith, reconciliation, substance abuse, loss and hope.

Proclamations for 2019


Through out JHSBrandon's area of responsibility municipalities have joined The City of Brandon in declaring this week RJ week.  Communities who have proclaimed this week special for restorative justice include:



Portage LaPrairie;

Shoal Lake; and 


Kairos Blanket Exercise


Board members and staff at JHSBrandon are participating in a blanket exercise.

 The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. 


Historic Supreme Court of Canada Visit

Additional Information

On 25 September Board Chair Ted Dzogan, Board members Chris Schneider and Jodi Chubaty joined ED Ross Robinson for the "Meet the Judges" session with the SCC.  

The opportunity arose to speak with Judge Russell Brown on the role of post sentencing mediation to generate greater victim satisfaction and improved recidivism.  Watch this space for the outcome of that excellent interaction!!