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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

JohnHowardSocietyAB7 hours ago
What’s in a name? If you’re accused of a crime, it might depend where you live https://t.co/o8og6Dn1Bs
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John Howard Society of Alberta7 hours ago

JHS Calgary says, "We're back! We are officially reopening our office to the public starting on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m....

JohnHowardSocietyAB1 day ago
Editorial: Dismantling vicious cycle of poverty and systemic racism should guide criminal justice reform https://t.co/7Yd02IFfws
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John Howard Society of Alberta1 day ago

JHS Calgary says: "Can't wait to see the finished sculpture! Check out Heather Morigeau Art & Design for more of her work and FoodScape Calgary for the Sacred Medicine Garden...

JohnHowardSocietyAB2 days ago
Opinion: Tough-on-crime anti-drug moralizing does a disservice to Canadians - The Globe and Mail https://t.co/AO5alMvkz5

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