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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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JohnHowardSocietyAB1 day ago
This op-ed references a report by @johnhoward_can: The sad state of policing in Canada | https://t.co/7hY0ReQQQC https://t.co/TVoEZhOaNy https://t.co/4IwUgQY5qJ
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John Howard Society of Alberta1 day ago

"As of March 1, there were 3,534 people detained in provincial jails and remand centres, according to statistics obtained by Postmedia via a freedom of information request." (via Alberta 7th...

JohnHowardSocietyAB2 days ago
From the UK: The world's first prison-based label InHouse Records launches mag for inmates in lockdown https://t.co/z4b2V9COBm
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta2 days ago

"Working under the strapline 'dangerously positive', InHouse Records (@inhouserec), which launched in September 2017, describes itself as 'a label for change wishing to see safer communities, fewer victims...

JohnHowardSocietyAB3 days ago
Good summary. A cross-Canada look at defunding the police | https://t.co/7hY0ReQQQC https://t.co/i4b6Cc2MXE
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John Howard Society of Alberta3 days ago

Good summary.

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