Effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime

Posts by Tim Dixon

Kilimanjaro Fundraiser Update

TO DONATE TO THE CAMPAIGN NOW, CLICK HERE UPDATE, Feb. 21, 2014: We posted on this blog back in September that JHSA board members Karen and Stephen Davis decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, and turn it into a fundraiser for us. TO DONATE TO THE CAMPAIGN NOW, CLICK HERE Stephen Davis sent us the following update…

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Support JHSA by climbing Kilimanjaro!

The John Howard Society of Alberta is privileged to have loyal supporters. Two in particular have decided to go to great heights to fundraise for us. Karen and Stephen Davis are both avid supporters of the Society. Stephen served for three years as our president, and Karen is our current president. They have decided to…

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Chris Hay at Creative Alberta

Chris Hay at Creative Alberta from John Howard Society of Alberta on Vimeo. John Howard Society of Alberta Executive Director Chris Hay speaks at the 2012 Creative Alberta conference, on the need to bring creativity to the criminal justice system. (Video courtesy Creative Alberta, posted with permission.)    

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The new site

Welcome, vistors! We’re pleased to announce our recent site renovations are now complete. (You may still see a few safety cones here and there, but they’ll be coming down soon.) A big thank-you to Karim Jetha, webslinger extraordinaire, who managed to do all of the work and still manage to get married and move to…

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TV for Alberta Inmates

John Howard on Alberta Primetime: TV for Alberta Inmates from John Howard Society of Alberta on Vimeo. Original Air Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Posted with the permission of ACCESS Television Network and Alberta Prime Time. From their website: “The Bowden Prison is putting out a request for proposal for a company to provide cable…

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Closing Liquor Stores Early to Prevent Crime in Alberta

Original Air Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Posted with the permission of ACCESS TV and Alberta Primetime. From the website: “Edmonton has now broken its record for homicides in a single year, and as that murder rate continues to balloon, police suggest closing liquor stores at midnight in certain neighbourhoods would help curb violent crime.…

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Should Alberta Have a Mental Health Court?

Original air date: August 8, 2011. Posted with the permission of ACCESS TV and Alberta Primetime. “Mental health courts have the power to order treatment in cases where mental health issues are the likely cause of criminal behavior and they already operate in provinces like Ontario and B.C. “Some say mental health courts reduce the…

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Crowded Alberta Prisons

May 26, 2011– John Howard Society of Alberta Executive Director Chris Hay appeared with retired criminologist Keith Spencer on ACCESS Television’s public affairs program “Alberta Primetime” to discuss crowding in Alberta’s prisons. The video is in two parts.(Our thanks to ACCESS Television and Alberta Primetime for permission to post these videos.) Part 1 of 2…

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Police Community Relations

Broadcast June 28, 2011. Clip courtesy ACCESS Television. From their site: “The murders of young Somali men in Alberta are a community tragedy and a public safety concern. Most remain unsolved, and tense frustration among Somalis and authorities is running high. Somali leaders say they are working on solutions within their community, but they’re also…

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