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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.

Latest News - Facebook & Twitter

JohnHowardSocietyAB6 days ago
Expansion of prison needle exchange programs continue despite pandemic delays https://t.co/SRKaNnWKtJ via @NatObserver
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta1 week ago

“I want to be there to help, just to be that familiar face when you show up to calls for people to feel comfortable, to have trust in the police and be able to talk to them.” https://bit.ly/3RSAYSz #police...

JohnHowardSocietyAB1 week ago
“I want to be there to help, just to be that familiar face when you show up to calls for people to feel comfortable, to have trust in the police and be able to talk to them.” https://t.co/hw3LbxONob #police #crimeprevention
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta2 weeks ago

“Our review highlights the importance of having a sustainable model that not only ensures victims have access to the right type of services but also directs funds to where victims need it the most." https://bit.ly/3BamLdQ #crime

JohnHowardSocietyAB2 weeks ago
“Our review highlights the importance of having a sustainable model that not only ensures victims have access to the right type of services but also directs funds to where victims need it the most." https://t.co/4NhQXDnuCo #crime #criminaljustice
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta2 weeks ago

@CJHSyyc writes: "CJHS has a program dedicated to advocacy and support for adults living with (or suspected of living with) FASD who are experiencing current justice involvement." More info: https://bit.ly/3zqPBFK

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