Community Maintenance Program

The Community Maintenance Program ensures that men receive appropriate support when released into the community. The program consists of 12 group sessions. Each session is 2 hours long.

The program provides structured follow-up to any offender who has completed any of the following programs:

  • a violence prevention program
  • a family violence prevention program
  • a substance abuse program
  • the Alternatives, Associates and Attitudes Program

The program allows offenders to combine the skills they have learned in correctional programs into one self-management plan. Depending on the offender’s risk level, he may need to take part in more maintenance sessions.

Inuit Community Maintenance Program

The Inuit Community Maintenance Program ensures that Inuit men receive appropriate and culturally-relevant support when they are released into the community. The program consists of 12 group sessions. These sessions are 2 hours long.

The program has the same goals as the Community Maintenance Program. It may be delivered in Inuktitut. The program is usually delivered by an Inuit Program Facilitator and an Inuit Elder is often involved. All content is based on Inuit culture, language and community realities. The program incorporates Inuit Qauyimayatuqangit (Inuit knowledge and values). The program allows offenders to bring the skills they learned in other programs together into one self-management plan. Depending on the offender’s risk level, he may need to take part in more maintenance sessions.