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5th Biennial Alberta Criminal Justice Symposium

Considering New Approaches to Rehabilitation and Correctional Reform

May 7 - 9, 2019  |  Edmonton, Alberta

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5th Biennial Alberta Criminal Justice Symposium

Considering New Approaches to Rehabilitation and Correctional Reform

May 7 - 9, 2019  |  Edmonton, Alberta

Learn more

5th Biennial Alberta Criminal Justice Symposium

Considering New Approaches to Rehabilitation and Correctional Reform

May 5-7, 2019  | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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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.