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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 Alberta15 hours ago

From the US: "On July 10, 1941, the first 34 men were sent by bus to Chino and were astounded to find no walls or guard towers, that they had decent clothing and palatable food, and that their cells were always kept unlocked."

JohnHowardSocietyAB15 hours ago
From the US: "On July 10, 1941, the first 34 men were sent by bus to Chino and were astounded to find no walls or guard towers, that they had decent clothing and palatable food, and that their cells were always kept unlocked." https://t.co/FQoH8gnmxB #prisons...
JohnHowardSocietyAB2 days ago
DYK @JohnHoward_Can has a blog that "seeks to critically analyze current practices while also providing excerpts from those who have lived experiences"? Over 180 posts on various topics. Visit: https://t.co/inPzegyzJI
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta2 days ago

DYK @JohnHoward_Can has a blog that "seeks to critically analyze current practices while also providing excerpts from those who have lived experiences"? Over 180 posts on various topics. Visit: https://bit.ly/3fBYilM

JohnHowardSocietyAB3 days ago
"The Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP) said [Jan. 20] they will not support the decriminalization of minor drug offences before supports are improved and public policy is modernized." https://t.co/aiGsPD1oNO
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta3 days ago

"The Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP) said [Jan. 20] they will not support the decriminalization of minor drug offences before supports are improved and public policy is modernized." https://bit.ly/3KyWSqe

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