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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

JohnHowardSocietyAB3 hours ago
Senator calls for inmate release to prevent potential prison COVID-19 'disaster' | CBC News https://t.co/Cc0wXifOYk (via @CJHSyyc )
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John Howard Society of Alberta3 hours ago

Via Calgary JHS: "If the novel coronavirus gets behind a #prison's walls, advocates worry the respiratory illness will spread faster than on a cruise ship — and potentially...

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New episode of @JohnHoward_Can podcast posted, catch up on all the episodes here: https://t.co/anMejwYfDq https://t.co/w8UweQoZLi
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John Howard Society of Alberta1 day ago

New episode of John Howard Canada podcast posted, catch up on all the episodes here!

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Canadian penitentiaries: Dangerous for aging and palliative prisoners https://t.co/zNY72Eo8gb (via @CJHSyyc ) https://t.co/EYJPdQ5KaH
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John Howard Society of Alberta2 days ago

"Incidents like these have no place in any federal prison. But they are particularly concerning when reported from a provincially recognized hospital designated to imprison people who are aging or...

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