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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

JohnHowardSocietyAB18 hours ago
From New Zealand: Why Are People Who Use Illegal Drugs Demonized? https://t.co/U9GnZDbWTX
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John Howard Society of Alberta18 hours ago

From the UK: "Its conclusions contradict Patel’s hardline approach, typified by measures announced last week that emphasised longer jail terms for violent and terrorist offenders, lie-detector tests and increased monitoring.

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Via Calgary JHS:

"Did you know that Innocence Canada has helped to exonerate 23 innocent Canadians since 1993, who collectively spent over 200 years in prison?

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Edmonton John Howard Society starts its Building Foundations program in February. "Free Program , Age 16 + , receive a certificate when completed ! Please call (780 ) 428 -...

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Have you seen our latest infographics? https://t.co/gBHMw1JCtC
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Via @CFCN_RCAFD - How music helps restore dignity at Canada's most notorious prison | CBC Radio https://t.co/tPN6XWtvSW

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