The Organization

About us

The Association des services de réhabilitation sociale du Québec is devoted to the promotion of community action in the field of criminal justice. In concrete terms, it supports and fosters citizen participation in the management of justice-related problems.

It is the Association’s view that active community participation in the solution of crime-related problems contributes to social development and, consequently, to the well-being of our community.

Bringing together non-profit community-based organizations working in the social reintegration of adult offenders field and promoting crime prevention through community action, the ASRSQ aims to:

  • Support its members and provide them with different services.
  • Represent its members to government authorities and its partners.
  • Raise awareness to and promote citizen participation in crime prevention and social and community reintegration.

Objectives

The role of the ASRSQ is to seek to identify solutions to the problems associated with adult crime through efforts to make individuals accountable for their actions. These solutions need to be fair, all the while being satisfying for victims, the community, and offenders.

There exists within the membership of the ASRSQ a heartfelt belief that citizens can play a major role in solving problems related to crime, to people in conflict with the law and to the social reintegration of offenders. Hence, the ASRSQ seeks first and foremost to promote community involvement.

Profile of the ASRSQ

  • 61 organizations - 2 organization coalitions
  • 103 points of service
  • 35,000 individuals serviced

31 community-based residential centres (CRC)

  • 7 federal
  • 2 provincial
  • 22 mixed

15 regions serviced

  • Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Mauricie
  • Estrie
  • Montréal
  • Outaouais
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Côte-Nord
  • Gaspésie — Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie

Specialized programs

  • Women
  • Sexual offences
  • Mental health
  • Sexual abuse victims
  • Drug addiction
  • Violence
  • Fraud—Shoplifting
  • Restorative justice
  • Offenders of 50 years and older
  • Etc.

5 community-based home-care centres (CHC)

  • 2 provincial
  • 3 mixed

Other home-care resources

  • 13 organizations
  • 13 points of service

Rights promotion and advocacy

  • 1 organization

Community-based employability

  • 10 organizations
  • 46 points of service

Mental health services

  • 6 specialized organizations

Work option programs

  • 8 organizations
  • 1 coalition

Member organizations human resources

  • 800 employees
  • 513 volunteers offering
  • 300 hours of volunteering every month

Services for women

  • 4 specialized organizations

Community watch

  • 2 federal
  • 27 provincial

Volunteering for the offender population

  • 10 organizations
  • 31 points of service
  • 191 volunteers

Drug addiction services

  • 5 specialized organizations

Role

  • Information, communication and liaison

    • Producing information and liaison material, including the Porte ouverte magazine, En deux mots and Destination communauté.
    • Providing a regularly updated website.
    • Hosting brainstorming and discussion forums.
    • Organizing activities geared towards the promotion of the community network.
    • Maintaining a relationship with the media.
    • Creating communication material to bring awareness to the public to preoccupying social issues, such as the criminal record: conferences, pamphlets, websites, postal cards, etc.
  • Representation and negotiation

    • Acting as a representative of the members to the public and governmental authorities.
    • Participating to forums at the federal and provincial levels.
    • Giving out opinions to the governmental authorities.
    • Taking an informed look at all legislation and bills of the federal and provincial governments.
    • Actively participating in public debates on important questions, such as death penalty.
  • Training

    • Analyzing the community network needs.
    • Negotiating deals and establishing partnerships.
    • Developing and implementing the annual training program.
  • Coordination and development

    • Coordinating and supporting working committees on operating questions.
    • Coordinating the services and programs offer in accordance with the needs of adult offenders and their community.
  • Research and analysis

    • Making political analysis documentation on criminal justice.
    • Collaborating on social research projects.
    • Supervising social research projects.