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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 Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta19 hours ago

@eclc writes on Facebook: "We want to remind the legal community and the community at large that free legal services for those who cannot afford lawyers are an important part of making a just and equitable society!" More info:

John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta2 days ago

"The purpose of the panel is to assess and report on issues with the implementation of what the government refers to as structured intervention units, or SIUs." https://tgam.ca/3xi07um

JohnHowardSocietyAB2 days ago
"The purpose of the panel is to assess and report on issues with the implementation of what the government refers to as structured intervention units, or SIUs." https://t.co/AktELlhXrd
JohnHowardSocietyAB4 days ago
'despite the CSC's "heightening measures," ... unauthorized items are still reaching Canadian inmates': Try reducing demand for weapons, communication devices, and drugs by increasing programs, activities, visits+ decreasing violence https://t.co/c6lMGQZEJ3 via @CTVVancouver
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta5 days ago

Shout out to HIV Edmonton for providing some personal health supplies for our youth with Youth Housing First. Thank you for helping us to protect and educate our youth!

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