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Effective, just and humane responses
to the causes and consequences of crime

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

JohnHowardSocietyAB5 hours ago
For those in the Edmonton region, @YEGJohnHoward offers free counselling. For locations, visit https://t.co/U7duYiaCbt #YEG #Freeservices #Counselling https://t.co/nFClqnjVbB
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John Howard Society of Alberta5 hours ago

For those in the Edmonton region, EJHS offers free counselling. For locations, visit buff.ly/2JGEVsH
#YEG #Freeservices #Counselling

JohnHowardSocietyAB1 day ago
A cast of prisoners performs “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. (May be behind paywall.) https://t.co/WtB6QozwF9
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta1 day ago

A cast of prisoners performs “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. (May be behind paywall.)

John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta updated their cover photo.2 days ago
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John Howard Society plans new Ottawa HQ with affordable housing units above | Ottawa Business Journal https://t.co/2GAKg0NeSO https://t.co/3BrxtlpjdT

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