Organismes membres

Continuité-famille auprès des détenues (CFAD)

Since 1985, Continuity-family with inmates - CFAD assures women in the judiciary of its support, during the period of incarceration, in the event of conflict with the law and upon return to the community.

The majority of women in court have children. For this reason and to promote the social reintegration of women, CFAD programs focus on the mother-child bond: its importance, its maintenance and its improvement.

Our services

  • CFAD


    • Visits to the Joliette establishment (every 6 weeks)
    • Presence of a CFAD worker at the Thérèse-Casgrain halfway house once a week
    • Support for administrative and legal procedures
    • Referral to key reintegration organizations


    Women in the judiciary and also, more specifically, mothers and their children whether they are in detention or returning to the community.

    Services in French and English.

    Mother-Child Program at Leclerc de Laval Detention Center (for children 0 to 16 years old)

    • 24-hour stays in mother-child units
    • Family celebrations
    • Supervised visits (4 or 8 hours)
    • Workshop "I communicate with my child"
    • Workshop "Being a parent, quite an experience"

    PACE Project - Community Action Program for Children (for children 0 to 12 years old)

    • Home visits
    • Leisure activities for children
    • Family outings
    • Support and referral

    Business Hours

    • Monday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m .: phone calls only
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Additional Information

    For women in detention and their families, to join us:

    From Joliette institution : 1 877 229-9891 (toll free)
    From Leclerc institution : 514 989-9891 (collect call)

    Contact information

    • 2685 rue Allard, Montréal, H4E 2L7

    • Tel: 514 989-9891 ou 1 877 229-9891 (sans frais)