Rev. Roberta speaks with Joseph Lauren of Restorative Justice Housing Ontario (RJHO) who assists former prisoners by providing safe, affordable housing. This gives them the stable foundation they need to become positive members of their communities. It will also lead to lower rates of re-offence and safer neighbourhoods, which helps the city as a whole.
In Canada, when someone is no longer incarcerated, they often have little support. Without access to their community, income, or housing, the chances are very high someone will return to prison. The Restorative Justice Housing of Ontario is working to reintegrate people into society, one apartment at a time.