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Anonymous allegations trigger admin leave for John Howard Society of Saskatchewan staffer

A staffer with the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan is on administrative leave following anonymous post on the Victims Voices Regina Instagram page.

Post appeared on Victims Voices Regina Instagram page

This Instagram account is where the allegations surfaced. (Victims Voices Regina Instagram)

The John Howard Society of Saskatchewan (JHSS) has placed a staff member on administrative leave pending the outcome of an independent investigation.

The move comes after an anonymous post on the Victims Voices Regina Instagram page.

The post alleges that the staff member was involved in intimate partner violence external to JHSS, chief executive officer Shawn Fraser said in a news release.

"The complaint separately suggested potentially inappropriate interactions with youth in JHSS's care," the release said.

It did not reveal the gender or age of the staffer on leave, or detail the precise allegations or the time frame. It also did not identify the third-party investigator, or say when the investigation would take place.

The JHSS works with, and supports, people who are at risk or involved in the criminal justice system.

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