Prison Services

John Howard staff offer pre-release planning at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre; they can respond to individual requests on a variety of issues or needs including:

  • accommodation requests (for after release)
  • clothing and glasses requests
  • Income tax preparation issues
  • I.D. requests
  • referrals to outside organizations
  • employment support
  • education information
  • resume preparation
  • community resource information

The Society co-ordinates the BCAT (Basic Construction Awareness Training) program which assists inmates in obtaining training and certificates such as Occupational First Aid, WHMIS, Fall Protection, Confined Space/Respiratory Awareness, Back and Ladder Safety to help them find employment upon release.

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