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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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John Howard Society of Alberta2 days ago

From the US: "Architects invested in human rights have long been concerned with the ethos and effects of the American criminal justice system—and with their profession’s role in designing torture sites." Can Architects Help End Solitary Confinement? https://bit.ly/3mwnRHU

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From the US: "Architects invested in human rights have long been concerned with the ethos and effects of the American criminal justice system—and with their profession’s role in designing torture sites." Can Architects Help End Solitary Confinement? https://t.co/rKKBKON3Yr
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta3 days ago

Inspiring US story: "... crafting the colorful, cozy bed covers has become an outlet for incarcerated men not only to express their creativity but to give something positive back to the communities from which they came." https://bit.ly/3AqDeq4

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Inspiring US story: "... crafting the colorful, cozy bed covers has become an outlet for incarcerated men not only to express their creativity but to give something positive back to the communities from which they came." https://t.co/LCvAhXCMS7
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John Howard Society of Alberta4 days ago

From Ontario: "The Sarnia-Lambton Alliance Against Hate is spearheaded by the local John Howard Society and supported by two-year provincial grant." https://bit.ly/3BETDch

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From Ontario: "The Sarnia-Lambton Alliance Against Hate is spearheaded by the local John Howard Society and supported by two-year provincial grant." https://t.co/zhb3o8cKRU

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