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Who Are We?

The John Howard Society of Alberta is a non-profit agency concerned with the problem of crime and its prevention. The organization takes its name and spirit from the 18th century humanitarian John Howard, whose name has become a symbol of humane consideration for prisoners. It was incorporated in 1949, and today the organization consists of seven separately incorporated districts along with the Provincial Office.

We believe that crime control is as much the responsibility of the community as it is of government. Through involvement with the John Howard Society, as members or volunteers, people in the community play an active role in the criminal justice process by providing programs for offenders and their families, ex-offenders, young persons and the public.

Our Vision

A socially just, harmonious and safe community.

Our Mission

Advancing the work of the John Howard Societies across Alberta through promotion, research and public education on issues of public safety and crime prevention.

Latest News

JohnHowardSocietyAB8 hours ago
Via @JHSocietySask: Supreme Court of Canada to examine solitary confinement in federal prisons https://t.co/miUSKg5jTL
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John Howard Society of Alberta8 hours ago

A positive step for those wrongly convicted. (via JHS Saskatchewan)

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John Howard Society of Alberta shared a post.9 hours ago

A reminder to Edmonton area folks that the Edmonton JHS offers free counselling. Go to https://dropinyeg.ca to schedule an appointment.

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John Howard Society of Alberta shared a post.10 hours ago

Congratulations, Penny! "JHS staff were excited to attend the Passionate Heart Celebration [on Valentine's Day]. Our Executive Director Penny Mickanuck received the Chris Henderson Lifetime Service Award. This is awarded...

JohnHowardSocietyAB1 day ago
Are you trying to make positive changes to move away from criminal behaviour, and need help learning how to use a computer? @cjhsyyc offers computer skills courses Mondays and Wednesdays,...
JohnHowardSocietyAB4 days ago
Will the government overhaul the way wrongful convictions are reviewed? | CBC Radio (via @JHSocietySask) https://t.co/g1axKpNXlI

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John Howard Society of Alberta
6909 - 116 St.
Edmonton, Alberta
T6H 4P2