Welcome to MSCM Montreal-Southwest Community Ministries

MSCM uses restorative justice principles to assist the reintegration of those who have been in prison.  By assisting reintegration, MSCM works to reduce recidivism thereby enhancing community safety.  We enjoy the support of Correctional Service Canada (CSC), Montreal Community Chaplaincy (Aumônerie Communautaire de Montréal) and a number of…

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MSCM-CoSA Project

Since introducing Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) to Quebec in 2000, MSCM has accompanied dozens of men using the Circle model, to the considerable benefit of all, those being accompanied in their safe reintegration, volunteers, and our larger community.

Under the name of MSCM CoSA Project, we now participate…

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Open Door

What is Open Door? You could say it’s a place to chill, to forget about the rest of your day, a good temporary absence from prison or a chance to get out of the halfway house. Or you could be more formal and say it’s a reintegration activity…

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Volunteers: The Generation of Inspiration

The transition from prison life to life in the community is a difficult one and offenders benefit by the support they receive from MSCM volunteers. Community support is one of the primary factors for ex-offenders successfully reintegrating and maintaining a crime-free lifestyle.

Students, professionals and retirees from all…

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Restorative Justice

Justice Storytelling Quilt, Meaghan O’Shea and the Church Council on Justice and Corrections (2005)
What is Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice is a non-adversarial, non-retributive approach to justice that emphasizes healing in victims, meaningful accountability of offenders and the involvement of citizens in creating healthier and safer communities…

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