Justice Services

Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC) Services

Individual and group pre-release planning are provided to residents at VIRCC which include goal setting, support network resources, affordable housing information, ID and tax preparation  and life skills workshops.

Guthrie Therapeutic Community Program – Nanaimo Correctional Centre

Guthrie Therapeutic Community Program is a 4 month residential substance misuse treatment program where residents have the opportunity to make changes in their lives.

The program consists of 4 phases of skill development for recovery management, re-entry planning and links to recovery communities. Residents learn how to conduct themselves in relationships and help each other to maintain a healthy and sober lifestyle.

Past participants continue to be part of the community as an alumni.

Indigenous Cultural Liaison Services (ICL)

Delivering cultural services to self-identified Indigenous residents at Nanaimo and Vancouver Island Correctional Centres. 

Residents are supported with counselling and connecting or reconnecting with their culture and respective communities. Elders play an integral part in the program, working with ICL’s to enhance the programs, activities and events. 

 

 

Prison Services 

Reintegration Support offered at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC)

Individual and group pre-release planning are provided to residents at VIRCC which include goal setting, support network resources, affordable housing information, ID and tax preparation and life skills workshops.

 

Intensive Supervision and Support Program (ISSP)

This program focuses on community-based alternative to custody that incorporates rehabilitative interventions and support services specific to the individual female youth.

All youth may have access to individual and group counseling, teacher and counselor supported education, social, cultural, and recreational activities, along with work and volunteer experience.

The program helps young women to overcome the complex challenges they face and develop the needed pro-social skills to cope with these challenges.

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