Organismes membres

Services d’aide en prévention de la criminalité / L’Étape CRC / La Traverse Centre

Advocating for values of justice, respect and safety, the Services d’aide en prévention de la criminalité’s mission is to prevent criminality in its environment through primary prevention (for the entire population), secondary prevention (for individuals at risk of committing criminal or tortious offences) and tertiary prevention (for individuals at risk of relapsing).

Through its numerous services and the support of both its volunteers and qualified personnel, the SAPC facilitates the social reintegration of any individual with social adjustment difficulties, whether they are offenders, underprivileged, individuals with fragile mental health, drug abusers, homeless individuals, or at risk of homelessness, or any other person asking for help and emergency assistance.

The SAPC therefore plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation of individuals in need. Its social and community contribution provides support to the fight against poverty and exclusion, which undeniably tends to consequently decrease criminality significantly. 

Our points of service

  • L’Étape Centre

    Founded in 1988, the L’Étape Centre is a CRC providing social reintegration services to adult offenders with drugs or alcohol abuse issues.

    Program

    Focusing on offenders on a path to detoxication, the Centre’s approach is inspired by the AA movement and reality therapy. In addition to offering lodging and a detoxication therapy, the Centre helps with the employment reintegration of its residents, along with their psychosocial reorganization. The accepted candidates sign a “commitment contract” with the Centre. As a first step, the resident undergoes close treatment for at least three weeks, then semi-close treatment for two weeks. The second step is focused on social reintegration per se, which includes personal (finance management) and socioaffective skills development. The program includes four AA meetings per week, one of which takes place at the Centre, and collective activities.

    Services

    • Lodging
    • Detoxication therapy
    • Consultation with a psychologist
    • Support from AA volunteers
    • Leisure activities
    • Individual and group therapy

    Clientele

    Federal and provincial inmates with alcohol and drugs dependency issues.

    Capacity

    15 places

    Admission requirements

    • Complying with the program, including the 3-week close immersion 
    • Mandatory AA meetings
    • Respecting anonymity (AA rule)
    • Exclusion criteria
    • Unstable psychiatric cases
    • Individuals using a wheelchair
    • Individuals refusing to attend AA meetings

    Additional information

    Accredited by the CSC — Direction générale des services correctionnels. Service contract with the CSC. The candidate under federal jurisdiction is referred by a CMO after a community assessment. The Sherbrooke CSC Office, by phone at 819 564-4235.

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  • La Traverse Centre

    Founded in 1978, the La Traverse Centre is a CRC providing social reintegration services to adult offenders. Motivated by a humanist approach, the Centre’s workers use reality therapy to help the residents take on responsibilities and understand the system.

    Program

    Of four to six months in length, with a possibility of being extended up to two thirds of the sentence, the resident’s stay is regulated by a signed agreement following referral from the court, the CSC or the DGSC. The resident works or studies. Support provided to the resident is anchored in the following priorities:

    • Breaking delinquency patterns;
    • Supporting the psychosocial reorganization (friends, family, love life).

    Services

    • Lodging ($45/week maximum)
    • Employment support
    • Social reintegration support
    • Volunteers intervention
    • Suited workshop programs, from very restrictive to loose

    Clientele

    • Provincial inmates: temporary leave, parole, probation 
    • Federal inmates: day parole, full parole, statutory release (voluntary or residency order), community project, external placement, UTA.

    Capacity

    25 places (10 provincial, 15 federal)

    Admission requirements

    • Paying one’s lodging, if remunerated.
    • Collaborating to the Centre’s efficiency.
    • Complying with the PBC’s or CQLC’s conditions.

    Exclusion criteria

    • Unstable psychiatric cases
    • Individuals using a wheelchair

    Additional information

    Accredited by the CSC and Direction générale des services correctionnels. Service contract with the CSC. The candidate under federal jurisdiction is referred by a CLO after a community assessment. The Estrie CSC Office, by phone at 819 564-4235. Service contract with the Direction générale des services correctionnels. The candidate under provincial jurisdiction is referred by the CSO of a local detention facility, a probation officer or the CQLC.

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