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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

JohnHowardSocietyAB14 hours ago
The new program (GECOS) has so far assisted 76 clients with services and has 39 active clients. DM us to learn more about the program! #CPW2022
JohnHowardSocietyAB15 hours ago
The first step to success cannot be taken without access to opportunity. The Edmonton, Calgary, Grand Prairie JHS' have teamed up to provide Gang Exit & Community Outreach Services to participants that are voluntarily interested in exiting gangs in the Central and North Region.
JohnHowardSocietyAB1 day ago
After 27 years in prison, Ricardo received his second chance. Our prisons are filled with men and women like him who are aging and have long been rehabilitated. Keeping people like Ricardo incarcerated for so long does not benefit public safety. https://t.co/XA6YzWgtmV
John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta3 days ago

"For the first time, Fort McMurray has a psychiatric nurse working alongside local RCMP officers." https://bit.ly/3P3qmyT #police #crimeprevention #mentalhealth

John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta5 days ago

"the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is demanding the federal government take immediate action." https://bit.ly/3FlvqKB #prisons

John Howard Society of Alberta
John Howard Society of Alberta6 days ago

"The British Columbia government says it's launching an independent, short-term study into repeat criminal offenders in B.C., which will guide the province's plans to curb escalating chronic crime and random attacks." https://bit.ly/3P3VLBi #crimeprevention #offenders

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