Making Toronto Safer: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Transitional Housing Supports for Men Leaving Incarceration

In early 2010, the John Howard Society of Toronto commissioned a cost benefit study and analysis of Transitional Housing and supports (THS) for two types of ex-prisoners moving to the community from incarceration. The first group is comprised of homeless ex-offenders while the latter group is comprised of s810 sexual offenders. The proposition was to calculate the cost savings (if any) associated with the intervention of Transitional Housing and supports as opposed to their absence.