Offender Programs

Offender Programs

Correctional Services provides programs to offenders while under community supervision or in custody which are culturally, gender sensitive, and address factors that relate to criminal behaviour and facilitate successful reintegration into the community. Programs are facilitated by trained Correctional Services Staff and where appropriate, in coordination with other government and community agencies.

Working on Our Futures (WOOF)

WOOF is an innovative program where offenders help train dogs for families wanting to adopt.

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Segment about WOOF taped and produced by AMI Accessible Media

Substance Abuse Programs

  • Addiction and Addiction Education
  • Addiction Services
  • Substance Abuse Management
  • Substance Abuse Education

Sex Offender Programs*

  • Community Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Program
  • Sex Offender Maintenance Program
  • Nova Scotia Initiatives for Sexually Aggressive Youth

* Sex Offender Programs are offered by mental health agencies. Trained correctional services staff co-facilitate group sessions under the supervision of mental health professionals.

Cognitive Programs

  • Controlling Anger and Learning to Manage It
  • Life Skills
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Options to Anger
  • Experiential
  • Reasoning and Rehabilitation
  • Self Discovery
  • Parenting
  • Prostitution Education Program - John School
  • Circus Skills

Gender Specific

  • Options to Anger (female)
  • Voices
  • Prostitution education Program - School 213


  • Academic Education for youth
  • Adult Education
  • Career Development for youth

Spiritual/Cultural and Gender Specific Programs

  • Elizabeth’s Place
  • The Pathway to Wholeness
  • Smudging
  • Native Sweat Lodge
  • Cultural Day