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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.

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JohnHowardSocietyAB23 hours ago
From @CJHSyyc: "He went back to school in his 60s to become an addictions counsellor to help others like him. Help give low-income youth & adults employment opportunities so...
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John Howard Society of Alberta24 hours ago

"He went back to school in his 60s to become an addictions counsellor to help others like him. Help give low-income youth & adults employment opportunities so they have alternatives...

JohnHowardSocietyAB2 days ago
We've got a batch of new fact sheets available! Various topics. Come have a look at https://t.co/5OdOzf2lma. https://t.co/OWeBegGjil
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John Howard Society of Alberta2 days ago

We've got a batch of new fact sheets available! Come have a look at johnhoward.ab.ca/fact-sheets.

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John Howard Society of Alberta shared a post.3 days ago

Via JHS Saskatchewan.

JohnHowardSocietyAB7 days ago
We agree with Calgary John Howard Society on this. https://t.co/v6z4UMmxDj

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