Effective, just and humane responses
to the causes and consequences of crime

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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Lawyers’ group calls for amnesty for non-violent Indigenous offenders | Edmonton Journal https://t.co/KFlwt96e1z
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Lawyers’ group calls for amnesty for non-violent Indigenous offenders | Edmonton Journal

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All the best, Gord!

JohnHowardSocietyAB4 days ago
Via @CJHSyyc: Why a bakery employs the chronically unemployable, including those who've been in #prison. https://t.co/fzzAdzguFS https://t.co/mENJGEOMfE
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John Howard Society of Alberta4 days ago

Via Calgary JHS: Why a bakery employs the chronically unemployable, including those who've been in #prison.

JohnHowardSocietyAB5 days ago
Donnelly House residents continue making and finishing Planter Boxes with the theme " Connection To The Land " for National June Indigenous History Month. Symbols made representing peace and protection....