Supportive relationships with volunteers adults who are currently or formerly in prison to promote healthy rehabilitation and reintegration
Research shows that inmates who receive frequent visits from community members 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.
Prison Visitation (formerly M2W2)
The CJHS Prison Visitation (formerly the Man to Man Woman to Woman, or M2W2) program sees close to 60 volunteers visit the Drumheller and Bowden institutions once a month to meet with inmates and develop supportive relationships that can continue beyond their time in prison.
After-Prison Outreach (M2-C)
Our After-Prison Outreach (formerly M2-Community, or M2-C) program connects volunteers with former offenders in the community to develop healthy, ongoing relationships that foster positive social behaviour. While the program is open to any former offender, the focus is on those who have served federal prison terms and have been released to the community.