Bedford House is a community based residential facility that provides a safe, respectful and empowering environment for men transitioning from Federal Institutions (prison) back into the community.
Our primary mandate is to ensure the safety, security, and wellbeing of the community at-large while meeting the social and clinical needs of offenders with issues requiring further programming and/or treatment.
Bedford House has a total of 22 beds and houses males aged 18+. The house is staffed 24/7 by at least two staff members. Residents staying at Bedford have been referred to CJHS by Correctional Services Canada for transition back into the community. All referrals are screened for suitability and risk management before being accepted. These men are from all walks of life and have committed a wide variety of offences. Successful candidates demonstrate positive motivation, some insight into their criminogenic factors and a willingness to address and change those factors.
The program focuses on developing relationships with clients to provide therapeutic support. Bedford house residents are offered consultation with:
- In-house group facilitator.
Men staying at Bedford House are supervised, monitored and supported by Bedford House staff, Parole officers and any other programs or professionals they are involved with. Individual curfews are in place and residents must report their whereabouts when away from the facility. Residents must be involved in a day program that is suitable to their needs and goals, this could include – work, volunteer work, school, and self- help groups. Calgary Police Service works with CJHS to monitor the location and behaviour of residents in the community.
The activities carried out at Bedford House are designed to address the social and clinical needs of residents thereby minimizing the risk present if offenders were simply released into the community at the end of their sentence.
For more information please contact us at 403.232.6388