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Prison Visitation Program


Staff visit all Federal institutions in the Ontario Region and the Southwestern Detention Centre on an as-needed basis. 


Peer Life Transition Support Program 


Based in Kingston, Ontario and Gravenhurst, Ontario, St. Leonard’s employs Mr. Rick Sauve, who assists, supports and motivates inmate lifers in

minimum security institutions to serve their sentence in the most responsible and productive manner.

To set up a meeting with a Peer Life Support Worker, please ask your institutional parole officer (IPO) to assist in

filling out a request form.



Based at St. Leonard's House-Windsor, Residential Program Manager Michelle Graham, Caseworker Jen Graham as well as Life Line Support Worker

Ray Brown offer support, guidance and assistance to lifers while on UTA's, during their day parole residency as well as while residing within the

community on full parole.


To learn more about Peer Life, please click here.




Day Parole Program


The program orientation of this transitional program is to provide each man an opportunity to learn the skills necessary to successfully integrate into

the community. This day parole program is funded through a contract with Correctional Service Canada.


Lifer's Independent Living Unit


St. Leonard’s offers a specialized residential program for lifers released to the community after prolonged incarceration. This program involves a

progressive living arrangement with lifers initially living in the traditional group home setting and then graduating to independent living in four apartment

size units located in the upper level of the home. A community integration program has been developed to familiarize lifers with the Windsor community

and teach social skills to cope with the realities of everyday living.


Residential Program Manager Michelle Graham can be contacted at (519) 256 1878 or through email at


To learn more about Life Line, please click here.




Employment Program


A multi-faceted employment program including individual and group job readiness training sessions with on-going aftercare and follow-up along with 

employers’ job bank and employment placement services . The Employment Program is open to all men and women on social assistance with a

criminal record as well as former and current residents of St. Leonard's House.


The Job Club has assisted ove12,000 men and women since April of 1999.  


Program Manager Angelo Quaglia can be reached at (519) 256 6828 or through email at


St. Leonard's Community Chaplaincy 


The correctional community chaplaincy service strives to serve the spiritual, social and practical needs of ex-offenders, victims of crime, correctional

personnel and other affected community members.The Chaplaincy service is overseen by a committee that includes representatives from St.Vincent

de Paul, Windsor Jail ministry and concerned citizens.  


Chaplain Rielly McLaren can be reached at (519) 551 6849 or through email at


For more information click here


Good Neighbour Service


Good Neighbour Service (GNS) offers a unique blend of community service and work experience for both men and women. With on-site supervision

through St. Leonard's House seven days a week, particpants are responsible for the maintenance of two adopted city parks, snow removal and ground

maintenance for six senior's residences as well as removing litter and graffiti from both private and public places.


Since June 2005, GNS has worked on 6000 beautification sites throughout the City of Windsor. 


Program Manager Angelo Quaglia can be reached at (519) 256 6828 or through email at


For more information, click here


Reporting Centre


A non residential program offering enhanced supervision and support services to federally released offenders..  Individuals may be contacted by

telephone or may be required to report in person to the Reporting Centre Manager.  The Reporting Centre is a contract through Correctional Services

Canada and referrals are made by the parole office. 


Women's Support Group - Mothers and Spouses of Offenders


A bi-weekly group (Wednesday nights) held at St. Leonard's House. This gathering is designed to be a safe and confidential place for women with similar

experiences to find support, acceptance and help within the devastating effects of crime. Our values can be summarized in three words - confidential,

nonjudmental and hopeful. This group is a safe place for women to share their pains, struggles and insights from having a loved one at any stage of the

judicial process: pre-sentenced, incarcerated or post incarceration.

Co-facilitated by St. Leonard's House Caseworker Jen Graham and Chaplain Rielly McLaren.


If you are interested in attending please contact:


Jen at (519) 256 1878


Rielly at (519) 551 6849


For more information click here


Direct Accountability


Since April of 2010, St. Leonard's House has had the privilege of offering services to low risk offenders through the Direct Accountibility Program (DAP).  

This  program is an alternative to prosecution for eligible individuals over the age of 18 who have been charged with minor criminal offences. The program

involves accused persons being held accountable through community based sanctions such as community service hours and attending programming for

substance abuse , shoplifting and anger management. 


Personal Support Workers


Provides individual support for those residents who have a mental health history and/or reintegration/institutionalization issues in areas such as

accompanying to medical appointments, personal shopping, life skills, emotional support as well as housing and aftercare.  Suitability is determined at

either institutional discharge and/or during case planning upon arrival at the halfway house.

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