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.

Latest News

JohnHowardSocietyAB2 days ago
Via @CJHSyyc: "The child welfare system has been called a pipeline to prison — 2/3 of Indigenous adults in Canadian prisons were adopted or placed into foster or group...
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John Howard Society of Alberta2 days ago

A recent post by the John Howard Society of Canada on older prisoners.

JohnHowardSocietyAB3 days ago
Via @CJHSyyc: Everyone at this creative agency has served time in prison. #CriminalRecord #Employment https://t.co/Is0CgmSch2 https://t.co/zq7vMWGzlM https://t.co/7Irm9DhuTZ
JohnHowardSocietyAB4 days ago
Alberta government urged to regulate police record checks https://t.co/xDoSBrE476
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John Howard Society of Alberta5 days ago

Alberta government urged to regulate police record checks

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