Supportive relationships with volunteers for currently and formerly incarcerated adults to promote healthy rehabilitation and reintegration
Research shows that inmates who receive visits, as well as a greater number of visits, are less likely to reoffend than those who do not receive visits. The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) recruits volunteers to visit individuals in prison, as well as build supportive relationships with those who have been released to foster positive social behaviour.
The M2-Community (M2-C) program connects volunteers with ex-offenders in the community to develop healthy, ongoing relationships that foster positive social behaviour. While the program is open to any ex-offender, the focus is on those who have served federal prison terms and have been released to the community.