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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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Edmonton-based criminal defence lawyer Tom Engel says the outbreak has the potential to be "disastrous" in the facility.

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"A good place to start is with the 'four pillars,' the philosophy behind Canada’s approach to illicit drugs, prevention, enforcement, treatment and harm reduction." Addicted: How Edmonton could solve its...
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From the UK: “Our study provides a means to better understand where violence takes place and could inform new, targeted initiatives. The research also shows that such violence reduction strategies...

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From the UK: The surgeon solving violent crime with data sharing https://t.co/iTE4Hlg8ZJ

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