Atlantic Youth Challenge to Prevent Drugged Driving

Part of an Atlantic wide program, partnered with John Howard’s across Atlantic Provinces, Departments of Education, RCMP and local policing organizations.

  • Grade 10’s across the Atlantic provinces are provided evidence-based facts, dispelling myths in relation to drugged driving and engaged with activities of the Fatal Vision® Marijuana Simulation Experience Kit.
  • Class appointed youth leaders are identified, engaged and guided in creating drugged driving school-wide prevention campaigns targeting the whole student body.

Resiliency Revitalization Project

The Resiliency Centre has begun a revitalization of its service base, developing new partnerships and host to a wider array of services and workshops. Through newly developed partnerships, more community groups and individuals have access to vital resources and services when a need is known.

The Resiliency Centre Extended Resource Program is continuing to provide research, proposal development, evaluation and financial assistance to non-profits who find they exist within an increasingly complex environment.

The Resiliency Centre was recognized by National Crime Prevention Centre for it’s reputation of sustaining crime prevention though social development activities. The Resiliency Centre was commended on it’s ability to sustain social development projects through it’s commitment to issues of local concern, investment in capacity building, partnerships and linkages and sharing of resources.

Partnerships & Alliances

Partnerships and alliances remain a key strategy to work together with the community on province-wide goals to reduce crime by the promotion of a healthy and safe community. Partnerships in diverse areas include: youth, homelessness, domestic violence, housing, mental health, education, employment, First Nations and women.

Advocacy / Community Mobilization / Research

JHS is active in advocacy, research, communications, community education, coalition building and resource development within Saint John and other provincial regions. Through collaborative partnerships with each level of government, schools, community organizations and business the JHS provides links to “What Works” for the decision makers, service delivery agents, service consumers and the general public ensuring a more comprehensive and cost effective level of care system within our society’s social safety net.

The JHS partners with other like agencies, academia and foundations in the development, implementation and evaluation of program services within our region and throughout the province. Multi-partnered initiatives allow for the JHS to ensure program service delivery is well researched to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency in meeting community needs as well as providing extensive, community backed, evaluative measures to ensure program validity.

Theory of Change

Each JHS service follows a logic model which provides strategies for why the service is a good solution to the problem at hand. These logic models make an explicit visual statement of the activities that bring about change and the results for clients and the greater community.


JHS encourages formal and informal evaluations of their “Best Practice and “Model” Programs.

Evaluations completed:

  1. Process Evaluations – Strengthening Families Program / QUANTUM Program
  2. Impact Evaluation – QUANTUM Program
  3. Formative Evaluation – Optimizing Employment Readiness