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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 Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta13 hours ago

A reminder of @cfcn.rcafd 's regular Virtual Support Group for families of incarcerated individuals. See attached image for more info.

JohnHowardSocietyAB13 hours ago
A reminder of @cfcn_rcafd's regular Virtual Support Group for families of incarcerated individuals. See attached image for more info. https://t.co/A49gwbGv6o
JohnHowardSocietyAB1 day ago
“She [the program facilitator] was so patient. And there was never a question that I asked that I felt uncomfortable asking, because she made it very apparent that, like, I was learning and that, you know, there was no wrong question or, you know, stupid,...
JohnHowardSocietyAB1 day ago
I’m so honoured to have had the opportunity to serve on the @CJHSyyc Board of Directors the last two years. Their services are essential to ensure crime prevention in our communities. I look forward to seeing them continue to thrive! #yyc #socialimpact #crimeprevention https://t.co/bfLycdUmCP
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta2 days ago

UofA Criminology writes, "Dr. Jana Grekul is embarking on a research project that aims to learn about the experiences of women post-incarceration and those who support them through their journey of reintegration." Contact info in image if interested in participating.

John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta3 days ago

Empowering communities.

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Pardons are now called Record Suspensions.
Click here to apply for a Record Suspension.

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