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Halfway houses are community-based residential facilities for offenders who have been allowed to serve part of their sentence under supervision in the community. These are also known as community-based residential facilities. Halfway houses in Canada are usually facilitated by the Correctional Service of Canada or by voluntary agencies.
Yes, halfway houses help residents who are struggling with drug addiction. These programs tend to offer 12-step support, vocational help, behavioral therapies, and other methods to address substance use disorders.
Halfway houses in Canada are entirely funded by tax dollars. Generally, it is more cost-effective to house offenders in halfway houses than correctional institutes.
Yes, it allows residents to look for jobs, work, attend school, or attend addiction or mental health services. They are assigned cleaning tasks and are required to contribute to the maintenance of their living and sleeping areas. Every resident is expected to follow house rules.