L'Agence sociale spécialisée de l'Outaouais Inc (ASSO) contributes to public safety while offering specialized and adapted programs to individuals who have or are at risk of demonstrating socially deviant or criminalized behaviours, who are whiling to make amends and to reintegrate society as a law abiding citizen.
Goals and objectives
Our main objective is the rehabilitation and the reintegration of our clients.
||Establish an individualized community reintegration plan that will meet the needs and the conditions of the said conditional release.
||Offer and deliver programs that are conducive to developing social aptitudes that will make possible a safe community reintegration; therefore help our residents to acquire behaviours, values and attitudes that will make them law abiding citizens while adhering to social norms, rules and the laws of our society.
||Involve our community in the realization of our mission statement.
In order to achieve our goals, objectives and mission, the program inspires’ itself on a humanist approach that is centered on the individual while offering him support, help and guidance in a structured and safe environment. While offering the appropriate tools to reintegrate society, our program is also based on the belief that the offender has the potential and the means to change.
Since our philosophy is based on a humanistic approach, we are most respectful of offenders, conscious of the help we can provide and hopefully to encourage him in making appropriate choices during and after his residency at the CRF.
We believe that by encouraging the individual to use all necessary means not to return to problematic situations, it will be possible, for him to improve his quality of life and the one of his immediate environment. Our Mission is based on the following beliefs:
1. The individual can learn from his mistakes.
2. The individual has the potential to change, take charge of his own life, all in a structured setting, with the help and guidance of our trained staff.
3. If it is true that it is impossible to turn back on our actions, facts or behaviours that have caused inherent harm to the perpetrator or to society, it is however possible to avoid re-committing similar acts by shear consciousness and newly acquired values, which remain one of our main objectives.
4. Having good listening skills, in other words, giving the opportunity to freely express oneself, without judgment, prejudice or preconceived ideas, is one effective tool to societal reintegration.